# Geostationary satellites?

(A) Orbit Earth over the poles.

(B) Orbit Earth at a distance where the magnitude of the centrifugal force is zero.

(C) Are stationary over a fixed point on Earth.

(D) Only monitor stationary weather systems.

(E) Are positioned at an altitude of 360 kilometers above Earth’s surface.

Relevance

(A) Orbit Earth over the poles. FALSE

(B) Orbit Earth at a distance where the magnitude of the centrifugal force is zero. FALSE

(C) Are stationary over a fixed point on Earth. TRUE

(D) Only monitor stationary weather systems. FALSE

(E) Are positioned at an altitude of 360 kilometers above Earth’s surface. FALSE, THEY ARE MUCH HIGHER

• C. The "stationary" part of the word should clue you in.

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• None of your Answers are true: Geostationary Satellites orbit the Earth at an Altitude where their speed of orbit matches the speed of the Earth's rotation and they APPEAR to be Stationary over one position. A satellite in such an orbit is at an altitude of approximately 35,786 km (22,236 mi) above mean sea level