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Geo stationary satellites are man made objects sent up into space that orbit the Earth parallel with and in the plane of the equator.

They are sent up into space so that their distance from the Earth and hence their orbital speed matches the speed with which the Earth rotates on its axis. This means that they maintain a constant "stationary" position over a point on the equator of the planet.

This is useful for communications and earth observation purposes.

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