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It seems that this article describe Geosynchronous orbits, and not synchronous orbits, as far as one can tell from another wikipedia article: Synchronous orbit: An orbit whose period is a rational multiple of the average rotational period of the body being orbited and in the same direction of rotation as that body. This means the track of the satellite, as seen from the central body, will repeat exactly after a fixed number of orbits. In practice, only 1:1 ratio (geosynchronous) and 1:2 ratios (semi-synchronous) are common.[1]

Simplified meaning?Edit

That's not correct at all. A synchronous orbit depends on the rotational rate of the body being orbited. Kortoso (talk) 22:57, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

This article's focus?Edit

What is the focus of this article relative to tidal locking? What kind of things can this article cover that should not be covered by that article? --JorisvS (talk) 11:38, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_orbits#Synchronicity_classifications. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)