Satellites in Geostationary Orbit

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Greetings again my dear readers, we continue with the search of any machine, device or tool created by the man with the purpose of being able to satisfy any type of necessity during the development of our more daily activities, all this with the essential aid of the scientific knowledge contributed towards the area of the technology and this way we continue emphasizing the conceptualization that we have consolidated which expresses that the technology is not more than applied science.

It is no secret that artificial satellites have become extraordinary tools for the development of humanity and whose mission includes tasks in the scientific area, communications, navigation and any type of application to other areas, where it is very important to emphasize that this function is closely linked to the type of orbit that the satellite will travel.

In a previous article we could relate to the HEO satellites ("Highly Elliptical Orbit") and they undoubtedly represent a remarkable example of satellites orbiting through an elliptical trajectory, this time we will relate to satellites whose orbit is circular and thus transit through an orbit called geostationary, and thus we can say that a given orbit is a periodic trajectory.

Therefore, it is important to emphasize that geostationary orbits are ideal trajectories for those telecommunication and meteorological satellites since they are interested in being in the same point on our planet and in this way they will rotate in a synchronized way with the Earth as observed in the gif at the beginning of this article and thus achieving the objective or mission described above.


As we have seen, each device or machine designed by man always fulfills an extraordinary purpose for our welfare and artificial satellites represent a clear example of the above and also each of them will fulfill a certain function depending on the type of orbit where they are sent, thus finding elliptical orbits, highly elliptical, and circular or geostationary.

In other deliveries we will be relating to other types of orbits for satellite trajectories in order to fulfill certain functions, and orbits can be classified by altitude, inclination, eccentricity, among others.

Until another opportunity my dear and appreciated readers.

Note: The images are of my authorship, made using the Power Point application, and the animated gif was made with the Photoscape application.

Recommended Bibliographic Reference

[1]Actual Situation in the Geostationary Orbit.



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