Geosynchronous orbit is a spot in the sky 35,786 kilometers above the earth where a satellite will orbit the earth at the same speed at which the earth turns.
What does GEO stand for?
GEO stands for Geosynchronous
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We have 71 other meanings of GEO in our Acronym Attic
- General Education Outcome
- Georgetown, Guyana - Timehri (Airport Code)
- Georgia (ISO Country code)
- Geospatial Enterprise Office (Oregon)
- Geostationary Earth Orbiter/ing
- Geostationary Equatorial Orbit
- Geostationary Orbit
- Geosynchronous Earth Orbit
- Geotechnical Engineering Office (Hong Kong)
- Geothermal Education Office (Tiburon, CA)
- Global Earth Oceans (Fifth World Community)
- Global Education Office (various universities)
- Global Elite Operatives (gaming clan)
- Global Engagement Operations
- Global Environment Outlook
- Global Equity Offerings
- Global Equity Opportunities (Goldman Sachs)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Payload capability: 6,100 pounds in geosynchronous orbit.
For early-warning purposes, scientists look to observations from geosynchronous weather satellites, each of which constantly monitors an entire hemisphere and beams data to Earth every 30 minutes or so.
Payload: Navstar Global Positioning System, as well as civil and commercial satellites into low earth, polar, geotransfer, and geosynchronous orbits, Delta IV Primary function: Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle designed to improve space launch operability and standardization.
The space elevator would take about a week to reach geosynchronous orbit and would require another 5 to 10 days to reach the end of the ribbon, 100,000 km from Earth.
payloads into geosynchronous orbit when launched from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla; and up to 38,000 lbs.