UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2011

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    Satellites used for telecommunication relay are kept in a geostationary orbit. A satellite is said to be in such an orbit when
    1. the orbit is geosynchronous.
    2. the orbit is circular.
    3. the orbit lies in the place of the Earth's equator.
    4. the orbit is at an altitude of 22236 km.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  2 and 3           

    B)  1, 3 and 4  

    C)  2 and 4           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Exp. [a] Geo stationary satellites are placed at an altitude of 36000 km which is the precise distance that is required to make them geosynchronous with Earth.

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