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 How high is geosynchronous orbit?

Answer A geosynchronous orbit is one in which an object orbits the Earth at the same speed as the Earth rotates. A geostationary orbit is a geosynchronous orbit in which an object stays above a fixed poin... Read More »
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Does dbs also known as direct broadcast satellite such as directv and dishtv orbit in a geosynchronous orbit?

Answer Yes, the satellites orbit in a geosynchronous orbit, as with most all communications satellites. (Some exceptions are satellites such as the global positioning satellites.)
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Does dbs also known as direct broadcast satellite such as directv and dishtv orbit in a geosynchronous orbit and why?

YESSatellites in geostationary orbit have an orbital period that is exactly the same as the Earth's rotational period. This means that looking from Earth the satellite appears to be stationary in t... Read More »
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How far is a geosynchronous orbit?

A geosynchronous orbit has the same period as the earth's rotation; it does not have specific altitude requirements. A geostationary orbit, which is a fixed type of geosynchronous orbit, must follo... Read More »
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How high is low Earth orbit?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "low earth orbit" refers to a typically circular orbit that ranges from about 90 to 600 miles (140 to 970 kilometers) above the Earth. The first known u... Read More »
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