Geosynchronous is a type of orbit that is close to the Earth's equator. This means that the orbit stays fixed in the same place above the Earth's equator.

  • The satellite is in a geosynchronous orbit.

Definition of geosynchronous


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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Example Sentences for geosynchronous

  • 1

    In that case, the satellite is said to be 'geosynchronous'.

  • 2

    List of satellites in geosynchronous orbit.

  • 3

    This is the list of satellites in geosynchronous orbit.

  • 4

    You are no longer in geosynchronous orbit.

  • 5

    Special case geosynchronous inclined orbit.

  • 6

    The spacecraft was inserted directly in the geosynchronous orbit.

  • 7

    Syncom 2 was the first geosynchronous communication satellite.

  • 8

    AMC 1 is a geosynchronous satellite used for communications.

  • 9

    A geostationary orbit is a circular equatorial geosynchronous orbit.

  • 10

    Again we assume you are in perfect geosynchronous orbit.