geostationary orbit


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geostationary orbit

(jee-oh-stay -shŏ-nair-ee) See geosynchronous orbit.
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Based on (7), we can obtain the feasible region for the displaced geostationary orbit, which is shown in Figure 4.
The INSAT series of satellites with meteorological payloads operating from geostationary orbit provides data for generating various parameters like cloud motion vectors, cloud top temperature, water vapor content, weather forecasts, and genesis of cyclones and their track prediction.
Since geostationary orbits are 22,000 miles above the surface, rather than a few hundred miles for conventional spy satellites, geosynchronous surveillance satellites would need extraordinarily large optics to get useful information.
Thursday with the Himawari-6 and its backup satellite, the Himawari-7, both in operation on geostationary orbits around 36,000 kilometers above the equator, the weather agency said.
Smaller satellites operations near geostationary orbit.
For example in 1945 Clarke proposed the idea of communication satellites in geostationary orbit. His short stew, "Dial F.
A Chang Zheng (Long March) 3A rocket launched Chang'e 1 from Xichang into a temporary geostationary orbit. The spacecraft then spent a week slowly pulling away from Earth until October 31st.
Sky TV is on the 12 GHz band and comes from a satellite 24,000 miles away in a geostationary orbit. I would recommend that he get a Freeviewbox as a back-up for his Sky TV reception.
8, that was launched last month, has been successfully put into a geostationary orbit, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Tuesday.
Two high precision reflector mirrors convert the electromagnetic radiation field of a satellite antenna so that it conforms to the radiation of an antenna from the geostationary orbit. The spectacular feature of this particular range is the unprecedented system size with reflector dimensions of up to 12 m in width and 10 m in height.
Recently, Reuters reported on a tax collector's attempt to snag satellites hanging 22,300 miles above Earth in geostationary orbit. Los Angeles County assessor Rick Auerbach claimed that eight Hughes Electronics communication satellites were taxable as "movable property that was currently out of state, similar to construction equipment."
The equator lies directly beneath Earth's geostationary orbit, a location in space 35,900 km up that stays directly above the same position on Earth, matching its exact rotation rate.

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