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geosynchronous Line breaks: geo|syn¦chron|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒiːə(ʊ)ˈsɪŋkrənəs/

Definition of geosynchronous in English:


Another term for synchronous (sense 2). Compare with geostationary.
Example sentences
  • There, the rockets will link up, creating an 80-ton spacecraft that will ascend to 22,000 miles and lock into geosynchronous orbit.
  • Up to a dozen geosynchronous satellites go out of service every year, and there are now several hundred derelicts in the disposal orbit.
  • The key to this concept was the placement of space stations in geosynchronous Earth orbit, a location 35,786 kilometers above Earth.
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