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What is the direction of acceleration of a satellite?

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The direction of acceleration of any satellite is that imparted by the launching rocket. Once it has been put into orbit, it continues on around the Earth at the same speed for years - there is no further acceleration in any direction. As Clara mentions, many satellites are sent to an altitude where their orbit matches the turning speed of the Earth, thus the satellite appears to be stationary. Polar orbits allow a satellite to "see" every part of the Earth in a 24 hour period - so-called "spy satellites" do this very effectively.

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orbital usually though some are stationary

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None are stationary. The ones that are intended to traverse orbit over one specific geographic location are called "geosynchronous". They're still orbiting.
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Eye nose that.
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