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ge•o•sta•tion•ar•y



Pronunciation: ( jē"ō-stā'shu-ner"ē), [key]
adj.
of or pertaining to a satellite traveling in an orbit 22,300 miles (35,900 km) above the earth's equator: at this altitude, the satellite's period of rotation, 24 hours, matches the earth's and the satellite always remains in the same spot over the earth: geostationary orbit. Also,ge•o•syn•chro•nousPronunciation: ( jē"ō-sing'kru-nus). [key]

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geostaticGeostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
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