geosynchronous geosynchronous

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or having an orbit with a fixed period of 24 hours (although the position in the orbit may not be fixed with respect to the earth)

Usage(s):

  • To permit the Long March 2E to place a satellite into geosynchronous orbit, the PRC mated the satellite payload with a perigee kick motor, which acted as a third stage.

News

  • India launches GPS-like IRNSS satellite, aims to complete system by 2016

    India will soon have a positioning system of its own. Much like our own GPS, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is scheduled to provide location information to civilians and government users alike, with a position accuracy of 20 meters or better. Seven satellites will make up IRNSS, including three in geostationary orbit and four in inclined geosynchronous orbit, which will ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Engadget

Quotes

  1. In his message, Singh said: "I am happy to learn that the fifth launch of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-F04, has successfully placed the latest communication satellite, INSAT-4CR in orbit."
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: DailyIndia.com

  2. "Today, Earth's economic sphere extends out to geosynchronous orbit - 22,000 miles," Diamandis says. "We want to increase that by an order of magnitude."
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Peter Diamandis Source: Wired News

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