geosynchronous satellite(redirected from Geosynchronous network)
geosynchronous satellite[‚jē·ō¦siŋ·krə·nəs ′sad·əl‚īt]
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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