Possibly "silly" questions

From: Steve Adams (steve.adams@pdl.co.nz)
Date: Thu Jun 14 2001 - 00:37:24 PDT

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    Hi List
    I know these may be silly questions but the answers are important to me...
    Does the term "Geostationary" mean that the satellite remains fixed in orbit
    above a geographical position on Earth?
    (i.e. orbits at such a speed as to appear "still" in the sky).
    If this is not true, are there such satellites and what is the correct
    If such do exist can someone suggest any that might be visible from my
    location listed below.
    Thank you - Steve
    Location - Kirwee, Canterbury, New Zealand
    Lat 43.5000 S Lon 172.2170 E
    Elev 150m
    GMT +12:00
    Steve Adams
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