Geostationary Orbit

A geostationary orbit, also referred to as a geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO), is a circular geosynchronous orbit 35,786 kilometres (22,236 miles) above Earth's equator and following the direction of Earth's rotation. An object in such an orbit has an orbital period equal to the Earth's rotational period, one sidereal day, and so to ground observers it appears motionless, in a fixed position in the sky. The concept of a geostationary orbit was popularised by the science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke in the 1940s as a way to revolutionise telecommunications, and the first satellite to be placed in this kind …



RAND Corporation · 14 November 2023 English

In this Perspective, space researchers at the RAND Corporation identify space sustainability, security, and governance concepts that they believe are worthy of future research. Each concept reflects a topic that …

including the first discussion of the use of a geostationary orbit for communications.1 Other Air Force historians

CAPS: Centre for Air Power Studies · 2 November 2023 English

been inducted into the military ex-import, some in the last three to four years with the process The French firm’s partnership with HAL still on, like the Apaches for the …

highlight a renewed international satellite to geostationary orbit for Belarus in 2016. focus on the moon and

UNU-EHS: Institute for Environment and Human Security · 23 October 2023 English

At present, there are approximately 8,300 satellites actively orbiting the Earth, gathering and distributing vital data for space science, Earth observation, meteorology, disaster early warning systems, telecommunication, and navigation. Satellites …

the same spot on Earth’s surface, known as geostationary orbit (U.S. Congressional Budget Office, 2023)

UNU-EHS: Institute for Environment and Human Security · 23 October 2023 English

However, as the number of satellites increases, so does the problem of space debris, posing a threat to both functioning satellites and the future of our orbit. [...] The lack …

the same spot on Earth’s surface, known as geostationary orbit (U.S. Congressional Budget Office, 2023)

CNA: Center for Naval Analyses · 20 October 2023 English

29 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, “Speech of the Head of the Russian Federation Delegation K. [...] For example, a document presented to the same Open-Ended …

are positioned in higher orbits, such as geostationary orbit (GEO), where they remain fixed over a specific

CAPS: Centre for Air Power Studies · 6 October 2023 English

The indigenous content of seeing comparisons and competition amongst the Tejas Mk1A is expected to be 50% and rise to the HAL Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) ‘Tejas,’ 60% by the …

companies declared bankruptcy in 2020 and geostationary orbit, about 22,000 miles (35,000 underwent a financial

SIPRI: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute · 4 October 2023 English

Functions and orbits of space systems both sheds light on the multiple functions of space systems and provides indications of the strategic value of particular types of space assets for …

the strategic importance of satellites in geostationary orbit (GEO) and highly elliptical orbit (HEO) in altitude between 2000 km and 24 000 km. The geostationary orbit (GEO) is a circular orbit at an altitude Department of Defense (United States) GEO Geostationary orbit GLONASS Global Navigation Satellite System

WMO: World Meteorological Organisation · 26 September 2023 English

The President underlined the important role of the Executive Council in preparing the next session of the World Meteorological Congress, which will elect the officers and the members of the …

operational constellation of satellites in geostationary orbit as described in Attachment 4.1. Satellite that the constellation of satellites in geostationary orbit provides full disc imagery at least every activity. For the imagery mission in geostationary orbit, satellite operators should ensure an availability exploitation include Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Geostationary Orbit (GEO), Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO), and

Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development · 16 September 2023 English

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range of a mobile internet Satellites in the Geostationary Orbit as well as new signal, however internet use

RAND Corporation · 6 September 2023 English

The expanding commercial space industry offers new opportunities — such as technological advances, lower launch costs, and innovative satellite applications — that could help the U.S. military meet mission requirements …

Added global broadband capacity from non-geostationary orbit satellite constellations Space launch

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