Geosynchronous Orbit

July 24, 2012

CIMM DEFINITION: When launched, a satellite orbit around the Earth with a speed that allows the satellite to make a complete orbit of the Earth exactly every 24 hours. As such, they are in the same position relative to the Earth at all times, barring any unforeseen problems. This means that satellite dishes only have to be aimed at the satellites they use one time, making the whole system possible. (Source: