Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (General) 11th

Answer the following question. What do you mean by geostationary satellite? - Physics

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Answer the following question.

What do you mean by geostationary satellite?

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Solution

Some satellites that revolve around the Earth in the equatorial planes have the same sense of rotation as that of the Earth. They also have the same period of rotation as that of the Earth i.e., 24 hours. Due to this, these satellites appear stationary from the Earth’s surface and are known as geostationary satellites.

Concept: Earth Satellites
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Balbharati Physics 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 5 Gravitation
Exercises | Q 2. (v) | Page 97
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