Geostationary satellites remain above a single point on Earth's surface at all times. They circle the planet once every 24 hours, continually viewing the same part of Earth.
Satellites in polar orbits circle Earth in a constant plane
while the planet rotates beneath them. Satellites in
this type of orbit can view only a strip of Earth's
surface on each orbit. Strips of images must be mosaicked,
or "stitched together," to produce a larger view.
2. Describe an advantage and a disadvantage of placing a satellite in a geostationary orbit.
3. Describe an advantage and a disadvantage of placing a satellite in a polar orbit.