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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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 ...