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 Traditional telecom and earth-observing satellites generally hover much farther from Earth, in what’s known as geosynchronous orbit, about 22,000 miles above the equator. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Elon Musk and Amazon Are Battling to Put Satellite Internet in Your Backyard," 20 Mar. 2021 The system’s design is able to dock with about 80% of the 400-plus satellites in geosynchronous orbit, and a second mission, MEV-2, launched on August 15. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The system’s design is able to dock with about 80% of the 400-plus satellites in geosynchronous orbit, and a second mission, MEV-2, launched on August 15. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The system’s design is able to dock with about 80% of the 400-plus satellites in geosynchronous orbit, and a second mission, MEV-2, launched on August 15. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The system’s design is able to dock with about 80% of the 400-plus satellites in geosynchronous orbit, and a second mission, MEV-2, launched on August 15. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The system’s design is able to dock with about 80% of the 400-plus satellites in geosynchronous orbit, and a second mission, MEV-2, launched on August 15. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The system’s design is able to dock with about 80% of the 400-plus satellites in geosynchronous orbit, and a second mission, MEV-2, launched on August 15. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The system’s design is able to dock with about 80% of the 400-plus satellites in geosynchronous orbit, and a second mission, MEV-2, launched on August 15. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Geosynchronous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geosynchronous. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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