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geostationary Line breaks: geo|sta¦tion|ary
Pronunciation: /dʒiːə(ʊ)ˈsteɪʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/

Definition of geostationary in English:


(Of an artificial satellite of the earth) moving in a circular geosynchronous orbit in the plane of the equator, so that it appears to be stationary in the sky above a fixed point on the surface.
Example sentences
  • Once in geostationary orbit above the equator this satellite will provide a wide range of high-speed telecommunications services for North America, South America, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
  • Three special satellites located in geostationary orbit above Europe transmit a GPS-like signal that improves the GPS accuracy down to 1 to 2 metres.
  • Egnos consists of three geostationary satellites and a network of ground stations for the transmission of a signal containing information on the reliability and accuracy of the positioning.
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