Questions tagged [geostationary-orbit]

For questions about objects that orbit once above the equator of an astronomical body for every time the body rotates. An object in geostationary orbit would appear fixed in the sky of a ground observer. Consider also [satellites], [space-constructs] and [orbital-mechanics].

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Geostationary orbit around a tidally-locked planet?

Is it possible to have a satellite (natural or artificial) in orbit around a planer which is tidally locked to its sun?
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Major moon on a geosynchronous orbit of a planet (20 hours)

So, here are the characteristics of the planet: 1.14 times earth radius. 1.16 times earth mass. rotational period of 20 hours. it orbits a star of 1.1 solar masses at 1.02 AU. I want to know if it ...
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Lift descent time from a Geostationary spacestation (Earth-like planet)

The question is simple. I have an Earth-like planet with a space station. This space station is "anchored" to the surface via space-lift (scifi materials are used to justify this). I wish to ...
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How wide can you make an orbital ring?

How wide can you make an orbital ring? This question is simple. The orbital ring is a concept in which a ring encircles the earth (or other celestial body) and revolves around it so that the ...
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What orbital structures could be raised around a gas giant's moon?

My narrative project takes place on an habitable moon (0.7 earth masses) orbiting a gas giant 3 times the mass of jupiter at a distance of about 1003000 kms and is in a 5:2 spin-orbit resonance with ...
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Most efficient and feasible non-rocket spacelaunch methods moving into the future?

I'm writing a novel that takes place in a future where we've just begun to go interstellar, but the costs are still quite high and the purpose is definitely scientific study, exploration, and so on. ...
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How do you counter the wobble of spinning ring world filled with ocean? [closed]

I imagine a bicycle spoke rim scaled up a thousand time orbiting a star, the side of rim facing the star will experience more pull therefore more water... assuming its spin axis is along the orbital ...
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Making A Geosynchronous Orbit Impossible

Here's the idea: A geosynchronous orbit is an orbit that makes sure that the orbiting satellite is always above the same spot on the planet, so its orbital period is equal to a local day there. I've ...
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longitude without clocks or GPS, but artificial satellites in geosynchronous orbit

Galileo once noted you could calculate longitude, via the moons of Jupiter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitude#Noting_and_calculating_longitude Could identifiable satellites be put in orbit ...
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Feasibility of a 2nd, geosynchronous moon

In my world, there are 3 astrological bodies of significance, the sun, the moon, and a 3rd, geostationary object, believed to be the home of the gods. I want all three of them to have roughly the same ...
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What would the effects be on a planet whose moon orbits at a speed just faster than a geosynchronous orbit, so there are more months than days?

Would anyone be able to check some math/ let me know if I'm thinking of this the correct way? I had an idea of the moon appearing basically stationary in the sky, but in fact it orbits just faster ...
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Would the Earth appear to be spinning off center when viewed from geostationary orbit?

In 2001:A Space Odyssey, from Space Station V the Earth appears to be spinning around a center that is near the edge of the planet. Phone call from space station scene If the same station (300 meters ...
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