Definition of geosynchronous
: being or having an orbit around the earth with a period equal to one sidereal day; specifically : geostationary
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On May 15, SpaceX launched its heaviest payload ever to geosynchronous transfer orbit, a vantage point far above the Earth.
The Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite tipped the scales at 13,417 pounds, the heaviest satellite yet launched by SpaceX to a geosynchronous transfer orbit.
It has been refurbished and refueled, and the launch vehicle is ready to loft the SES-10 communications satellite to a geosynchronous orbit.
The first lightning detector in geosynchronous orbit, the Geostationary Lightning Mappper continuously scans for lightning in the Western Hemisphere.
This includes the geosynchronous GEOSAR system, with satellites such as NOAA’s GOES satellites, the Indian INSAT-3A, and European Meteosats.
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