former name of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite.
noun, Electricity. 1. a synchronous machine that acts as a motor. synchronous motor noun 1. an alternating-current motor that runs at a speed that is equal to or is a multiple of the frequency of the supply
- Synchronous optical network
networking (SONET) A broadband networking standard based on point-to-point optical fibre networks. SONET will provide a high-bandwidth “pipe” to support ATM-based services. The SONET standard will establish a digital hierarchical network with a consistent worldwide transport scheme. SONET has been designed to take advantage of fibre, in contrast to the plain old telephone system which […]
- Synchronous orbit
noun 1. (astronautics) an orbit in which the orbital period of a satellite is identical to the spin period of the central body synchronous orbit An orbit of a satellite around a rotating body, such that one orbit is completed in the time it takes for the body to make one revolution on its own […]
noun, Astronomy. 1. rotation of a satellite in which the period of rotation is equal to the period of orbit around its primary, leaving the same face always pointing toward the primary: The moon is in synchronous rotation about the earth. synchronous rotation The rotation of an orbiting body on its axis in the same […]