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 Jan 24th 2015, 08:34 AM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Jan 2015 Posts: 15 geostationary satellite We know that generally for geostationary station T=24 hours, h=3.6x10⁴km, R=6400 km, and velocity is 3.1 km/s. I think this values are stationary for geostationary satellite. Let we want to place a geostationary station for which h= 300 km. Which steps should be taken to place this satellite in this height? If it is possible, please say details about the solution of that problem.
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 Originally Posted by Nousher We know that generally for geostationary station T=24 hours, h=3.6x10⁴km, R=6400 km, and velocity is 3.1 km/s. I think this values are stationary for geostationary satellite. Let we want to place a geostationary station for which h= 300 km. Which steps should be taken to place this satellite in this height? If it is possible, please say details about the solution of that problem.
We still have T = 24 hours = 14400 seconds. We want v = C/T where C is the circumference of the circle.

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 Jan 24th 2015, 02:14 PM #3 Physics Team     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Morristown, NJ USA Posts: 2,344 Of course the satellite won't stay at that height for long - at least not with some help. An object traveling at that speed at that altitude will not be in a steady orbit and will fall into the earth's atmosphere, unless it has some sort of power source to maintain it aloft. Last edited by ChipB; Jan 26th 2015 at 08:46 AM.

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