Physics Help Forum How do you find the TIME INTERVAL when two satellites will be in conjunction again?

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 Jan 25th 2011, 06:52 AM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 2 How do you find the TIME INTERVAL when two satellites will be in conjunction again? so if there are 2 geostationary satellites, one with periodic time of 306777 seconds and the other 617777 seconds how to do find out how long after they are in conjunction they will be again?? help appreciated!!!!!
 Jan 25th 2011, 11:31 AM #2 Physics Team     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Mauritius Posts: 609 How can geostationary satellites have different periods? Geostationary satellites are stationary relative to a certain point of the Earth and hence have a period of about 24 hours (or if you prefer, 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds = 86164 s) Or if you're not talking about geostationary satellites, you find the least common denominator or the two periodic times. __________________ Jerry (Got my results!) It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to cover the earth with carpet. No one can go back and change a bad beginning; but anyone can start now and create a successful ending. If a problem can be solved, no need to worry about it. If it cannot be solved what is the use of worrying?

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