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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ISROs Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F11) successfully launched the communication satellite GSAT-7A from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota on 19th December, 2018.
The geosynchronous satellite, which was launched by Sea Launch in January this year, underwent a rigorous technical testing on all its Ground, Space and other related systems to ensure high service quality.
A Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III, carrying the spacecraft, lifted off at 2.43 pm, exactly a week after the mission was aborted following the detection of a technical glitch less than an hour before the launch.
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV III) is expected to be the launch vehicle for the mission.
According to the space agency, the satellite with a life span of around 10 years will be put into orbit by the Indian rocket, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08).
THE Christmas crash of its second Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) in a sequence has meant that the Indian space agency will have setbacks on three fronts in 2011.
Not much more is needed as far as the technology is concerned." Ahead of the actual launch in 2022, ISRO will launch two unmanned missions using the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III.
India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-II (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230 kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on May 05, 2017.
Standing tall on the rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh is the country's latest rocket called the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III or GSLV MK-III.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne announced on Saturday that it's engines had boosted into orbit the US military's first Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite (SBIRS GEO 1) for early-warning missile detection.
THE FAILURE of the GSLV or Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, which was to place in orbit the communication satellite GSAT-5P, having 36 transponders, has put the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a fix over the availability of satellite transponders for its users.
The trend of launching nanosatellites and heavier satellites through Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicles (GSLVs) is gaining steam.