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  1. synchronous orbit(Noun)

    (Military) A satellite orbit where the orbital period is equal to, or multiples of, the Earthu2019s rotational period; i.e. making one, two, three, etc., orbits in a 24-hour period.

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  1. Synchronous orbit

    A synchronous orbit is an orbit in which an orbiting body has a period equal to the average rotational period of the body being orbited, and in the same direction of rotation as that body.

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