Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of geostationary

Translation: géostationnaire

Definition: Refers to a satellite that orbits the Earth at such a speed as to remain fixed over a given place on the Earth’s equator and makes one revolution in 24 hours, synchronous with the Earth’s rotation.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None