Geostationary orbits allow satellites to focus on a single part of Earth, and that makes them ideal for
a large variety of applications. My question is: Why don´t all satellites use them?
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Like many of the best things in life, geostationary orbits come at a huge price. Maintaining a fixed position in relation to Earth, which is extremely helpful for communication, surveillance and other key functions, is a lot more complicated than finding a good parking space and staying put.