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A geostationary satellite

maintain[s] a fixed position relative to the Earth from a high-level orbit of about 22,300 miles in space. . . . Geostationary satellites provide frequently-updated graphical images that are used to identify current weather patterns and provide short-term warnings.[1]
[is a] special case of geosynchronous satellite with an orbital inclination of zero.[2]

References Edit

  1. GAO, High-Risk Series: Update 21 (GAO-13-283) (Feb. 2013).
  2. Glossary of Communications-Electronics Terms, at 2-78.

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