geosynchronous : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • s  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)

  • 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.
  • The geosynchronous mirrors would detwinkle the beam and reflect it to "battle" mirrors in low earth orbit.
  • But the satellite's rocket failed to ignite, leaving the huge canister stuck in a 200-mile-high earth orbit, well below the 22,300- mile-high geosynchronous path it was supposed to .
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  • 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 ...
    July 2, 2013 - Engadget

  • Manmohan Singh in
    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."
  • Peter Diamandis in Wired News
    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."

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