geosynchronous

adjective
geo·​syn·​chro·​nous | \ ˌjē-ō-ˈsiŋ-krə-nəs How to pronounce geosynchronous (audio) , -ˈsin- \

Definition of geosynchronous

: being or having an orbit around the earth with a period equal to one sidereal day specifically : geostationary

Examples of geosynchronous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditionally, airlines, ships and trains have relied on satellites in geosynchronous orbit, a band of orbit that lies more than 22,000 miles away, provided by companies such as ViaSat. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 1 July 2022 Our current space architecture, made up of older, larger, multi-sensor satellites in low, medium, and highly stable — and vulnerable — geosynchronous orbits, is vulnerable. Jerry Hendrix, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 For a robot operating in geosynchronous orbit, about 35,000 kilometers up, distance and signal processing create a communication delay of several seconds between the robot and its controllers on Earth. Kurt Kleiner, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Mar. 2022 Some launches deploy their satellites directly into geosynchronous orbit, of course. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 10 Dec. 2021 Six were scheduled for launch to geosynchronous orbit. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Sep. 2021 Six were scheduled for launch to geosynchronous orbit. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Sep. 2021 Six were scheduled for launch to geosynchronous orbit. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Sep. 2021 Six were scheduled for launch to geosynchronous orbit. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of geosynchronous

1968, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

4 Jul 2022

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“Geosynchronous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geosynchronous. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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