Geostationary satellites

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Term: Geostationary satellites

A satellite that orbits in the plane of the Earth's equator and 35,880 km above it, at which distance the satellite's period of rotation matches the Earth's and the satellite always remains fixed in the same spot over the Earth.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan