geostationary satellite


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geostationary satellite

[¦jē·ō¦stā·shə‚ner·ē ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
A satellite that follows a circular orbit in the plane of the earth's equator from west to east at such a speed as to remain fixed over a given place on the equator at an altitude of 22,280 miles (35,860 kilometers).
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The researchers noted that the geostationary satellites can measure levels of smoke, dust, and other harmful pollution at various altitudes--known as aerosol optical depth--every hour and in high resolution.
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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,
MIT researchers are investigating the effects of space weather - like solar flares, geomagnetic storms and other forms of electromagnetic radiation - on geostationary satellites, which provide much of the world's access to cable television, Internet services and global communications.
0, Atmel's GPS chipset is now capable of receiving SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation Systems) signals from multiple geostationary satellites such as WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) in the USA or EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigational Overlay System) in Europe simultaneously.
net, uses geostationary satellites already orbiting the earth above the equator.
It also plans geostationary satellites for its CyberStar two-way digital data transmission system, to be rolled out beginning in late 1997.
The specifications, which were developed together with the US Telecommunications Industry Association and evolved largely from the GSM standard, include many new features such as direct terminal-to-terminal calls that adapt and enhance the GSM radio interface to make it operate efficiently over geostationary satellites.
The service utilizes the Inmarsat system of geostationary satellites to ensure maximum quality of service, the fastest message delivery times.
GSM/UMTS operators are increasingly using geostationary satellites for backhauling cellular traffic from remote cell sites to their switching centers, particularly in those locations where geography and/or distance challenge the viability of more traditional backhauling technologies, such as microwave or terrestrial leased lines.
GlobalWave systems use existing geostationary satellites to relay two-way, low-speed data bursts between the communications terminals on assets and computers in the Network Operations Center (NOC).

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