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 geosynchronous

Translation: géosynchrone

Definition: Refers to an Earth satellite whose orbital period is very close to the Earth’s inertial or sidereal period of nearly 24 hours.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None