(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.
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.
The numerical value of synchronous orbit in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of synchronous orbit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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