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 How long does a satellite stay in orbit?

Answer According to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the length of time varies by the altitude; however, satellites in orbits more than 430 miles high can stay there for hundreds or thousands of years... 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 fast does a satellite travel in orbit?

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), satellites travel at varying speeds. A typical near-earth satellite travels at 27,500 km/hr, while a high-altitude geostationa... Read More »
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How Does a Rocket Stay in Orbit?

A rocket or satellite stays in orbit by maintaining a fast enough speed that prevents it from being pulled down by gravity, and slow enough to keep the rocket from escaping the orbit, according to ... Read More »
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