GOES-S Heads for Geostationary Orbit - related image preview

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GOES-S Heads for Geostationary Orbit

A satellite in a geostationary orbit is in a “sweet spot” in which it orbits at the same speed that Earth rotates.


Photograph by Bill White for NASA. Illustration by Rob Simmon. Story by Adam Voiland, based on a NASA press release.

Published March 2, 2018
Data acquired March 1, 2018

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