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Jacobsmeyer, Jay M.
April 2009
Urgent Communications;Apr2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p28
Trade Publication
The article discusses the science of geostationary satellite and geostationary orbit communications and their uses. Geostationary satellite communication orbits the earth at 35,800 kilometers with radio waves that travel at a speed of light. However, a 540 millisecond round-trip delay causes interruptions in phone conversations which caused it to lose to fiber optic cables and reduced to military and maritime use. Geostationary orbit travels at 24-hour eastward direction with a zero degree inclination and seems stationary from earth.


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