- A geostationary orbit allows a satellite to hover over a constant spot on the Earth.
- The orbital period at this altitude is 24 hours.
- This allows uninterrupted coverage of more than 1/3 of the Earth per satellite.
- Three satellites, spaced 120° apart, can cover the whole Earth except the extreme polar regions.
- This type of orbit is mainly used for meteorological satellites.
Latest news about Geostationary orbit
- 20 April 2023:
- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch Singapore’s TeLEOS-2 satellite, an earth observation satellite in Geostationary orbit.
- The launch will be carried out by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).