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SCaN A to Z

SCaN A to Z: G is for Geosynchronous Orbit
G is for Geosynchronous Orbit.

Geosynchronous orbit is a repeating path in which the satellite is always in the same area of the sky in respect to the rotating Earth.

Satellites in this orbit, such as the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), are about 22,300 miles above Earth.