Clarke Belt

Clarke Belt

Illustration of the Clarke Belt in Wireless World, Oct. 1945.

The Clarke Belt, or geostationary orbit, is named after Arthur C. Clarke, who first described in detail how such an orbit could be used for global communications in an article titled "Extra-Terrestrial Relays – Can Rocket Stations Give Worldwide Radio Coverage?," published in Wireless World in October 1945. Clarke said that many people would consider his concept "too far-fetched to be taken seriously."