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Geostationary orbit

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A geostationary orbit (also called a geostationary orbit) (GEO) is the revolutionary path traveled by a satellite in which the satellite travels in sync with the Earth's motion, so that it appears stationary in the sky. A stationary antenna located on Earth can remain pointed at the satellite at all times.

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The satellite travels around the Earth in the same direction, at an altitude of approximately 35,790 km (22,240 statute miles) because that produces an orbital period equal to the period of rotation of the Earth (actually 23 hours, 56 minutes, 04.09 seconds).

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