geosynchronous satellite

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geosynchronous satellite

[‚jē·ō¦siŋ·krə·nəs ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
An earth satellite that makes one revolution in one sidereal day (23 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds), synchronous with the earth's rotation; the orbit can have arbitrary eccentricity and arbitrary inclination to the earth's equator. Also known as synchronous satellite.
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- Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions and Astranis, a manufacturer and operator of small geostationary satellites, announced today that they are working together to support Astranis' efforts to bring widespread broadband internet access to the people of Alaska.
Azercosmos OJSC operates geostationary satellites Azerspace 1, Azerspace 2 and low-altitude satellite AzerSky.
The combination of geostationary satellites operating in the C, Ka, Ku and L-bands will jointly cover Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Asia, providing a broad range of Fixed and Mobile Satellite Services spanning voice and data communications to both commercial and government sectors, according to the statement.
SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has been able to draw on its global satellite fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites to rapidly restore customers capacity following a significant anomaly affecting the AMC-9 satellite on Saturday 17 June 2017, the company said.
SES has a fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites and provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers and mobile and fixed network operators, as well as business and governmental organisations worldwide.
US astronomer Sean Marshall, from Cornell University in New York, who studies NEOs such as comets and asteroids, said: "Should this asteroid come closer than the geostationary satellites, it would be a rare occurrence - that only happens about once per decade for large asteroids.
8 Ariane 5 launches for 14 geostationary satellites (GEO), including two government satellites (Eumetsat), with more than half of these contracts open to competition, and one special contract for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on behalf of ESA, within the scope of collaboration with NASA,
SES is a leading satellite operator with a fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
Ian Pratt, CEO and co-founder, Bromium: "Whereas ISP's can trace IP addresses associated with ADSL or cable modem connections to a within a few streets, broadband from geostationary satellites can cover whole continents, with the ISP having limited ability to locate where a particular access modem is--though techniques such as those developed in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are potentially able to give rough areas.
Over the next few years, a number of space agencies in North America, Europe, and Asia have plans to launch geostationary satellites for the purpose of analyzing atmospheric pollution.
SES is aworld-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. Further information is at www.ses.com.

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