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Synchorbit, synchronous orbit or "Clarke orbit" indicates an orbit above the Earth of approximately 22,300 miles (36,000 kilometers) at a distance where the orbital period coincides with the Earth's rotation. Objects in synchorbit appear to hang motionless above a location on the Earth's equator. This relatively geostationary orbit makes the Beanstalk possible. The Midway Station of the Beanstalk is located at synchorbit.

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