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.
Whether it's flying a B-17 from the mighty 8th from East Anglia to Russia; or a B-2 from Whiteman to Kabul and Kandahar; instead of crossing over countries now we're crossing over continents and oceans and we're maintaining this global vigilance from geosynchronous orbit.
Following its launch and deployment, the spacecraft will be located in geosynchronous orbit (GEO) at 46 degrees East longitude through an arrangement between the Ministry and Measat of Malaysia, which owns the rights to the orbital slot.
Since reaching geosynchronous orbit, the satellite has completed on-orbit testing that included establishing communications networks with EHF terminals at the Milstar data rates as well as at the new AEHF extended data rates.
into geosynchronous orbit when launched from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla.
14, 2010 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and reached geosynchronous orbit on Oct.
Payload Capability: Up to 47,800 pounds into low-earth orbit; up to 12,700-lb pounds into geosynchronous orbit when launched from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla.
The craft was placed in a geosynchronous orbit so it would always reside above the same spot on Earth.
The spacecraft will be launched directly into geosynchronous orbit aboard a Proton launch vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS).
India s advanced multi-band communication satellite GSAT-7, launched from Kourou, French Guiana in the early hours of August 30, 2013, has been successfully placed in the Geosynchronous Orbit with an altitude of about 36,000 km above Earth s surface yesterday (September 3, 2013) morning, after successfully completing the last of the three orbit-raising manoeuvres commanded from ISRO`s Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan.
The SBIRS team is now progressing through key integration and test activities on the first geosynchronous orbit (GEO) spacecraft, recently completing flight software subsystem development.
payloads into geosynchronous orbit when launched from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla; and up to 38,000 lbs.
A single-instrument satellite could reach geosynchronous orbit some 22,300 miles above Earth, allowing observations of the heavens to continue unimpeded during 85 to 90 percent of the orbiting time, he says.
The satellite will be designed to have a one-year mission life at geosynchronous orbit, with a three year goal of operational life from the time of launch.
After a series of orbital maneuvers, the satellite reached the intended inclined geosynchronous orbit on 14th July 2013.