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Communication satellites in geosynchronous orbit are so far away that the signal takes so long to get there and back. If the satellites were closer the signal will arrive quicker. I know they will not appear stationary from earth but if there was several satellites, like the GPS system, they can pass
the signal from one to the other when in range, much like the ground stations for cell phones.
[Wrongfellow, Aug 08 2007]
Moon VLO device
Maybe one of these? [bungston, Apr 08 2009]
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||Sounds like the Iridium system - see link.
||I would call it baked, but Motorola famously failed to bake it!
||Re: Iridium. Well they bake out of the sky pretty regularly, don't they?