Space Rocket History Archive

Space Rocket History #38 – Syncom 1,2,3, and TIROS 8

January 5, 2018

Geosynchronous satellites have the advantage of remaining permanently in the same area of the sky, as viewed from a particular location on Earth. Geostationary satellites have the special property of remaining permanently fixed in the exact same position in the sky at all times, meaning that ground-based antennas do not need to track them but can remain fixed in one direction…