geostationary orbit

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geostationary orbit

(jee-oh-stay -shŏ-nair-ee) See geosynchronous orbit.
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It was moved to its designated position at 38 degree East in the geo-stationary orbit to replace the existing satellite Paksat-1.
The satellite will be deployed at 380E in the Geo-stationary orbit and it will replace the existing satellite PAKSAT-1.
Cable & Wireless Isle of Man said that this investment will provide access to a transmission network that spans 70 global cable systems and geo-stationary satellites, giving access for Isle of Man companies to 153 countries across the world.
Expert Peter said: "The idea of using satellites for worldwide communications stemmed from an article in a magazine in the 1940s by Arthur C Clarke, possible only when rockets were powerful enough to place them in a geo-stationary orbit.
With sufficient fuel for station kept operations in geo-stationary orbit for an estimated six to seven years, and an additional five to six years of inclined-orbit operations, ABS-7 will provide significant high-powered Kub and Ka-band capacities to meet ABS' customer demands for cellular backhaul, VSAT services, satellite broadband and US/NATO government requirements in the Middle East region.
Even in the event NewSat is not successful in its NBN push, shareholders will benefit through the launch of at least one geo-stationary satellite.
According to Delphi, it is taking a considerable amount of development primarily because tracking a geo-stationary satellite from a moving vehicle is a devilishly tricky business, since unlike home dishes, the antenna has to constantly adjust itself to receive an uninterrupted signal.
Getting the news from the Gulf to people's homes thousands of miles away also puts a dent in budgets: just linking a channel up to a geo-stationary satellite from a phone on the ground costs $1,500 a day.
At the time, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the DOC were administering four cost-type contracts with Hughes STX corporation (predecessor of Raytheon STX) for services in connection with the Geo-stationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES).
Turnover has trebled over the last two to three years and we have contracts with major companies either to resell their satellite products or to develop our own systems using geo-stationary satellites or satellites in low earth orbit, together with a wireless link to send the data out via broadband.
Geo-stationary orbit is already crowded and space weapons which, if used, would spread fragments of debris widely, threaten the security of satellites.
The geographical cover provided through the GMES initiative is one of its specific characteristics: it is a global programme and its satellites, placed in geo-stationary orbit, will cover the entire globe.