Tech explained: Geostationary satellites

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Satellite internet has been growing at a rapid pace. SpaceX, OneWeb and Boeing are amongst the companies making plans to place hundreds of communications satellites in low Earth orbit to provide internet access. SpaceX alone expects to earn more than $30 billion in revenue by 2025 from its satellite constellation. When reading about the launch of new communications satellites, it is common to come across the term geostationary satellites. So, what does this term mean, and what does it have to do with how communications satellites work? How geostationary satellites work: A geostationary satellite orbits the Earth while remaining in…

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