geosynchronous orbit

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a circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hours

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Satellites in geosynchronous orbit fly about 36,000 kilometers above the Earth's equator.
So make no mistake, from the first flight that a lieutenant takes in a trainer or from the first opportunity one of our space operators has to operate a spacecraft in geosynchronous orbit and to be able to see the earth and to be able to look at this from the perspective of an Airman, it fundamentally alters your approach to how you contribute to warfare in the joint and coalition setting.
Bird (n) A communication satellite in geosynchronous orbit.
The TDRS-M satellite carries the companys R-4D 100 lbf bipropellant engine to move the satellite from its launch tip-off into geosynchronous orbit.
From its position and given its geosynchronous orbit, SDO's line of sight of the sun gets blocked by Earth everyday for a few days twice a year.
The satellite was launched Friday, May 6, 2016 out of Cape Canaveral by SpaceX as the payload of the first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch a satellite for geosynchronous orbit, and safely return to earth.
On Thursday it will fire its main thruster in order to begin manoeuvring into geosynchronous orbit.
Payload capability: 6,100 pounds in geosynchronous orbit.
The space elevator would take about a week to reach geosynchronous orbit and would require another 5 to 10 days to reach the end of the ribbon, 100,000 km from Earth.
to loft its Intelsat X spacecraft into a geosynchronous orbit over the Atlantic during 2003.
Baseload requirements must be met with longlife power systems which can supply the station-keeping power demands of satellites for periods ranging from 5 years in low earth orbit to 15 years in geosynchronous orbit.
New Geosynchronous Orbit Satellite to be the Eighth Orbital-Built Spacecraft in Intelsat's Fleet --
Originally launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on June 24, MUOS-5 experienced an anomaly with its orbit raising propulsion system on its way to geosynchronous orbit on June 29.
The satellites will monitor objects in the geosynchronous orbit keeping an eye out for any object that might threaten the American satellites in the belt.