the ring-shaped region around the Earth containing all possible geostationary orbits
[< the name of SF author Arthur C. Clarke, who proposed the idea]
This belt is known as the Clarke belt, after famed science fiction author Arthur C. Clark suggested the idea of orbiting relay stations back in the forties.
He [sc. Arthur C. Clarke] invented communication satellites. Some are calling the geosynchronous orbit where those satellites reside the Clarke Belt.
The ring of satellites which encircle the Earth about the equator are located on what’s known as the Clarke Belt.
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