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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2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- About fixed satellite service A fixed satellite service or FSS uses geosynchronous satellites for broadcasting purposes such as TV and radio, telecommunications, and satellite communication that are used by government, military organizations, small and large enterprises, and other end-users.
The company in addition functions and manages geosynchronous satellites, which cover the territory of China, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Australia, Europe and Africa.
A fixed satellite service (FSS) is a satellite service that uses geosynchronous satellites for broadcasting purposes such as TV and radio, telecommunications, and satellite communication used by government and military organizations.
The space rock flew well below geosynchronous satellites, which orbit 22,236 miles (35,786 km) above Earth, but well above the 220-mile (354-km) altitude of the International Space Station.
The time to reach a satellite footprint is significantly less than when geosynchronous satellites were used, said Chudosky.
However, the asteroid will not pass near the main belt of geosynchronous satellites in 2029, and the chance of a collision with a satellite is exceedingly remote," it said.
That's because the scientists and engineers who designed the newest generation of geosynchronous satellites phased out that channel, which was originally used to detect moisture at low altitudes in Earth's atmosphere.
The MUOS space segment will consist of a constellation of geosynchronous satellites and the ground segments will include ground stations providing command and control of the satellites, the user network and the ground-based interfaces that provide access to terrestrial telecommunication networks and the Global Information Grid.
All satellite phones are included, whether they use low, medium, or geosynchronous satellites.
That is less than a fifth of the distance to the Moon and just twice the distance to geosynchronous satellites.
Of these 149 space systems, 114 are low-orbit satellites, 32 are geosynchronous satellites and three are deep-space probes.
30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Fixed Satellite Service A fixed satellite service (FSS) is a satellite service that uses geosynchronous satellites for broadcasting purposes such as TV and radio, telecommunications, and satellite communication used by government and military organizations.