geostationary






adjective

  1. of or relating to a satellite traveling in an orbit 22,300 miles (35,900 km) above the earth’s equator: at this altitude, the satellite’s period of rotation, 24 hours, matches the earth’s and the satellite always remains in the same spot over the earth: geostationary orbit.

adjective

  1. (of a satellite) in a circular equatorial orbit in which it circles the earth once per sidereal day so that it appears stationary in relation to the earth’s surfaceAlso: geosynchronous

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