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What are Geostationary Satellites???

View of a Geo-Sat

Geostationary satellites are the type of satellites which reside in space some 22,300 miles (nearly 35,900 km) above the equator of the STATIONARY earth.

There most important feature is that they are stationary with respect to EARTH.
Communications satellite reside in a stationary position or slot high above the earth.

They have many important uses such as weather forecasting, satellite TV, satellite radio and most other types of global communications.


Parking Point:
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At  22,000 miles (35,900 km) above the equator, the earth’s force of gravity is cancelled by the centrifugal force produced due to rotating of the universe. This is the ideal location to park a stationary satellite. The signal to the satellite is very, very precise and any movement of the satellite would cause a loss of the signal.



Sharing of any information about geostationary satellites would be appreciable..


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For more information on calculating the height of geostationary satellites, please take a look at geostationary satellites calculation.

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