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Geostationary Satellite

Satellite that appears to be located at a fixed point in space when viewed from the earth’s surface. Satellites located in geosynchronous orbit move in time with the rotation of the earth. Geostationary satellites are located 22,237 miles above the earth’s surface. Most VSATs and DBS satellites are placed in geosynchronous orbits (GEOs). See also DBS and VSAT.

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