Day: February 7, 2016

Geostationary Orbit

Geostationary Orbit

Geostationary Orbit  02/07/16
One of the most marvelous discoveries of modern Science and Engineering is the discovery and application of geosynchronous orbits. A geosynchronous orbit is a specific type of orbit in which the period of rotation around the earth is equal to the Earth’s revolution around its axis, an entire day in other words. This means that the orbiting satellite will stay above the same relative position of the earth for the whole time. This type of orbit is often used for telecommunication satellites. Unfortunately, such orbits can only be approximations due to impingement from solarwinds, geographic height shifts, solar wind, and gravitational influence of the moon.