Geostationary satellite

The geostationary satellite is an artificial satellite of the Earth put in the so-called geostationary orbit in the equatorial plain in the distance of 37,600 km from the equator. This orbit is characterized by the fact that the object put on it is moving simultaneously to the turnover of the globe independently of its mass (the currency of the Earth is for such a satellite is exactly equal of astronomical twenty-four hours). In the process a fastened permanently and pointed at it directional antenna is always placed in appropriate direction.

The film illustrating the location and the traffic of the satellite

Structure of the satellite