geosynchronous : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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 .
News & Articles
- 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 DailyIndia.com
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."