Geosynchronous Orbit

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The Clarke Belt represents the position over the equator where an orbiting satellite will remain in a fixed position over the Earth, 22,300 miles (35,786 km) up. Hover over an orange dot to see the name of a satellite. Arthur Clarke suggested the usefulness of geosynchronous orbits in 1945.

Contributed by: Ed Pegg Jr (April 2011)
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