from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or being an orbit that has a period of one sidereal day.
- adjective Geostationary.
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- adjective Refers to the
orbitof a satellitewhose rate of revolution is matched to the rotation period of the Earth. A special case is the geostationaryorbit which is is circular and equatorial, so that the satellite appears to be fixed over a particular point on Earth's sky.
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- adjective 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)
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-- Technology development should give top priority to a demonstration solar power satellite in geosynchronous orbit;
We have every reason to belive that building solar-electric generating stations in geosynchronous orbit & relaying the energy generated down to Earth is fully practicable.
The Captain, being in geosynchronous orbit, … would be aware of this as he would drift away from the Earth until pressed against the far wall.
The Captain, being in geosynchronous orbit, was being accelerated.
Nine hundred million miles and three hours later (not counting time dilation), we were in geosynchronous orbit over Saturn.
In the first fifty pages of Century Rain, the reader is introduced to several components of world-building that include a Nanocaust, the remnants of humanity populating space habitats in geosynchronous orbit with a frozen Earth, a genetically modified race, a murder mystery, a courtroom scene, alternate worlds and time travel (of sorts).
The only satellites that are truly distant from Earth are the several hundred in geosynchronous orbit, a tenth of the way to the moon.
Laredo’s tugship was idling peacefully in geosynchronous orbit.
Imagine the Earth orbiting in space, above and surrounding the Earth are what are called geosynchronous satellites, that is they stay in the same position above the Earth, above the same spot of geography.
Eventually, SDO's orbit will be circularized and will reach about 22,300 miles in what is called geosynchronous orbit.