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# Flat earth theory?

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posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 12:07 PM

Yes. A geostationary satellite orbits around the axis of the earth once a day.

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 12:08 PM

Are you saying the earth’s surface doesn’t revolve around an axis once a day?

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 12:18 PM

No it turns with the axis.

Give it up. Its over.

The "very center of the Earth" isnt even an object. Its a point in space.

An orbit is a path around the surface of an object.

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posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 12:39 PM

What do you not get about “ At this distance, the satellites orbit once per day, ”

You can keep posting sources that call it an orbit all day. It doesnt change the fact that a geostationary satellite cannot orbit the Earth because it would not be stationary above the Earth.

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 12:43 PM

originally posted by: InfiniteTrinity

No it turns with the axis.

Give it up. Its over.

The "very center of the Earth" isnt even an object. Its a point in space.

An orbit is a path around the surface of an object.

Another swing and a miss by you.

axis noun
ax·​is | ˈak-səs
plural axes -​ˌsēz
Definition of axis (Entry 1 of 2)
1a : a straight line about which a body or a geometric figure rotates or may be supposed to rotate
//the Earth's axis

So, yes. Geoostationary/ geosynchronous satellites obit around the earth’s axis once a day. Like a point on the earth’s surface does once a day.

Geostationary/ geosynchronous satellites are not at rest. Geostationary/ geosynchronous satellites have a velocity.
Geostationary/ geosynchronous have a elliptical or circular orbit.

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 12:44 PM

originally posted by: InfiniteTrinity

Obviously not. They are not really stationary, they are orbiting the Earth, which is spinning, at the same speed as the Earth spins.

They cannot be orbiting the Earth and be geostationary at the same time.

An orbit is a regular, repeating path that one object in space takes around another one.

www.nasa.gov...

A geostationary satellite takes no path around Earth. It stays above the same location on the surface.

Game over.

An orbit is a regular, repeating path that one object in space takes around another one.

In this case the “object” is the earth’s axis.
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posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 12:49 PM

This is probably the better definition

Orbit

en.m.wikipedia.org...

In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object,[1] such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around a planet.

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 12:50 PM

In this case the “object” is the earth’s axis.

Lol the hilariously inept attempts to get away from this.

Is this mere point in space an object of mass?

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 12:52 PM

In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object,[1] such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around a planet.

Yes one object moving around a larger object. Not movement around a point in space.

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 12:56 PM

Geostationary/ geosynchronous satellites are not at rest.

They sure arent. They are moving through space. They are not orbiting.

Geostationary/ geosynchronous satellites have a velocity.

Yes, through space. Btw we are discussing geostationary satellites.

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 01:00 PM

This is probably the better definition

Better than NASA?

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 01:05 PM

Do you understand that in order to orbit, the object has to freefall along the curvature of Earth with the direction of gravity constantly changing? The direction of gravity doesnt change for a geostationary satellite so how can it be orbiting anything?

Your inept "orbiting around point in space" excuse is not going to cut it.
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posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 01:28 PM

A geostationary orbit means the Satellite is far enough away from the earth that the speed of the object is equal to the spin of the earth...

Thus... it does not need a path around earth but its still falling at the right speed to maintain orbit

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 01:37 PM

A geostationary orbit means the Satellite is far enough away from the earth that the speed of the object is equal to the spin of the earth...

Meaning it is stationary above a location on Earth. The opposite of an orbit.

Thus... it does not need a path around earth but its still falling at the right speed to maintain orbit

Maintain what orbit? It does not orbit. It does not move relative to the surface, the direction of gravity doesnt change and it isnt falling.

You do realise that an orbit is a path around Earth?

Lol the cognitive dissonance.

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posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 01:47 PM

Again, quote where the nasa definition says anything about surface.

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 01:50 PM

How is this going to help your problem? They didnt specifically say surface. They said around an object. Since the surface is the outside of the object it orbits around the surface. Have you got anything else besides inept semantics arguments?

Do you understand that in order to orbit, the object has to freefall along the curvature of Earth with the direction of gravity constantly changing? The direction of gravity doesnt change for a geostationary satellite so how can it be orbiting anything? Your inept "orbiting around point in space" excuse is not going to cut it.

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posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 02:02 PM

They said around an object.

Is the orbit really around the object? Or around the central point of gravity for that object? If the earth’s surface didn’t revolve around its axis, would geostationary orbit be possible as used in this reality?

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 02:08 PM

“freefall along the curvature of Earth ”. It’s just free falling at a rate that keeps it above a certain point on the surface of the earth. And in reality, the geostationary satellite is moving at a greater velocity in relationship to the earth’s axis that the certain point on earth’s surface. The satellite is completing a circle with a greater radius for the same amount of time. Is that false.

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 02:24 PM

You do understand a geostationary satellite is still completing a circle about the earth’s axis ever 24 hours? (23 hours and 56 minutes to be more specific)

posted on Aug, 15 2019 @ 03:02 PM
Do we have another flat earther here?

Seems to be the only people on earth that simple concepts go right over their heads

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