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this is if it is not a geostationary orbit, in which case it is always in the same place relative to earth. imagine a circle of radius 42250km+radius of earth(6,356km). it's perimeter is 2 x pi x 48606km = satellite's journey. then think of a really fast speed, which is the speed the satellite is moving at. divide the distance by speed and you have the time of one orbit However, by the height being 42250 , it makes me think the satellite is a geostationary satellite and so it would take 24 hours moving at approximately 12725 kmph does that answer your question?
No because its time period is infinity
The time it takes for something to go completely around a fixed point.
The period of revolution or orbital revolution. For Earth, this is one year.
The planet Mercury has the shortest orbit time, because it is the closest to the sun.
Watch the satellite, with either a telescope or a very highly directional radio antenna. An observation period of twelve hours will be long enough to answer the question. If the satellite appears to move in the sky by more than a few tenths of a degree during that time, then it is not in geostationary orbit.
If a satellite is in geosynchronous orbit, it will take the satellite 24 hours, a day, to orbit the Earth once. This is so because geosynchronous orbit is when a satellite orbit the Earth at such a time, that is is over the Earth at all times.
A geostationary satellite is an earth-orbiting satellite, placed at an altitude of approximately 35,800 kilometers (22,300 miles) directly over the equator, that revolves in the same direction the earth rotates (west to east). A geosynchronous satellite is a satellite whose orbital track on the Earth repeats regularly over points on the Earth over time.
Artificial satellites orbit the Earth. Some are geostationary - means that their orbital period matches the revolutions of the Earth, keeping them in the same spot over the surface all the time. Other travels roughly pole-to-pole, allowing them to cover the whole Earth as the Earth rotates beneath them.
Because the geostationary orbit round the Earth is perturbed by gravity from the Sun and Moon. The biggest effect is to change the orbital plane of the geostationary satellite so that, after a while on station, in 24 hours it appears to move up and down slightly. For that reason communications satellites need motors and fuel to correct the orbit from time to time.
Synchronous orbitThis is where an orbiting body (moon) has a period equal to the average rotational period of the body being orbited (planet), and in the same direction of rotation as that body.
The time for one (stable) orbit is directly linked to the orbital radius. At one particular radius (geostationary), the resultant stable orbit velocity is exactly enough to match the rotation of the earth, keeping the satellite overhead at all times. This geostationary radius is approximately 42 000 km from earths centre and most geostationary satellites are roughly in the equatorial plane.
Orbital period is the time it takes a planet to go around its star once.
Only artificial, geostationary satellites.
In the geostationary orbits, the angular speed of the satellite will be the same as that of the earth. Hence the satellite will be at the same location above our head all the time, if it is installed so. If three such geostationary satellites each above Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean inclined at angle 120 degree from one another are installed, then the whole world will be connected round the clock from nook and corner.
Answer: A geostationary satellite is any satellite which is placed in a geostationary orbit. Satellites in geostationary orbit maintain a constant position relative to the surface of the earth. Geostationary satellites do this by orbiting the earth at approximately 22,300 miles above the equator. At this altitude, the speed of a satellite's rotation around the world is identical to the rotational speed of the world itself. While the satellite is actually moving; but moving at the same speed as the rotational speed of the world itself, it is always appears in the same azimuthal (angle); latitudinal and longitudinal position of the sky over the equator. Being geostationary allows an earth receiving & transmitting station to maintain bidirectional communications with satellites without the need of having to always reposition the earth based "dish" like antenna. A practical example is one's home whose television is connected to a unidirectional (receives only) dish antenna. If the satellite that the dish antenna is aimed at was not geostationary, people would lose the satellite's signal as soon as it deviated one degree from its position. In general, all data, audio & video satellites are launched into a geostationary orbit.
Jupiter's orbital period is only 1.53% less than1/7 the orbital period of Uranus.