synchronous satellite

syn. geostationary satellite

An equatorial west-to-east satellite orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 35 900 km at which altitude it makes one revolution in 24 hours synchronous with the Earth's rotation. (MRS)

 

Source:

UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 24, 2014 .