Clarke Suggests Geosynchronous Orbit
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This article is a stub. Please help expand the article by using the edit tab.Arthur C. Clarke first suggested the idea of communications satellites in geosynchronous orbit in the October 1945 issue of Wireless World. Clarke realized that a radio relay station in space could serve a huge area of the earth’s surface, like a radio tower thousands of miles high.
See also: Beginnings of Radio Astronomy