A geostationary satellite is a satellite that is in a fixed orbit above the Earth. This means that it is always in the same spot in the sky.

  • The geostationary satellite is used to monitor the Earth.

Definition of geostationary


of or having a geosynchronous orbit such that the position in such an orbit is fixed with respect to the earth

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Example Sentences for geostationary

  • 1

    Derivation of geostationary altitude.

  • 2

    Geostationary meteorological satellite.

  • 3

    Put it in geostationary orbit then.

  • 4

    A geostationary orbit is not stable.

  • 5

    Geostationary and geosynchronus is not the same thing.

  • 6

    Geostationary orbit is over the equator.

  • 7

    Station keeping in geostationary orbit.

  • 8

    Concept of the geostationary communications satellite.

  • 9

    Several geostationary meteorological spacecraft are in operation.

  • 10

    A geostationary orbit is a circular equatorial geosynchronous orbit.