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The orbital period of a geostationary satellite is approximately

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8 hours
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12 hours
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1 day
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2 days
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Solution

The correct option is C 1 day
The period of a geostationary satellite is the same as the period of rotation of earth which is approximately equal to 24 hours or 1 day. A geostationary satellite appears to be stationary w.r.t the earth, hence the name.

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