synchronous satellite

synchronous satellite

[′siŋ·krə·nəs ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
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The effects of the Sun and the Moon on a near-equatorial synchronous satellite under the influence of the gravitational fields of an oblate Earth, the Sun, and the Moon are studied by Zee [7].
Zee, "Effects of the sun andthemoon onanear-equatorial synchronous satellite," Astronautica Acta, vol.
We will perform two examples--one for communications via a synchronous satellite and the second via a satellite in a two-hour Earth orbit.
Morgan, Worldwide Clock Synchronization Using a Synchronous Satellite, IEEE Tran.
Hanson, A Synchronous Satellite Time Delay Computer, NBS Tech.
This month, we'll set up two typical satellite-communications (SATCOM) systems: one using a synchronous satellite and another using a satellite in low earth orbit.
We will perform two examples -- one for communications via a synchronous satellite and the second via a satellite in a two-hour Earth orbit.
"For the 1970s and 1980s," it says "geosynchronous satellites are just fine: however, the 1990s may lead to the much greater development of inter-satellite communications and even the use of the moon to locate microwave transceivers for communications." Joan de Regt explains that the use of multiple-satellite communications systems can mean that a family of non synchronous satellites in different orbits can be used to reduce reliance on crowded (and vulnerable) equatorial stationary orbits.
While the asteroid is currently a 'fuzzy little blob', as seen through telescopes, 2012 DA14 may eventually come to pass 21,000 miles away from the Earth putting synchronous satellites in the firing line.

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