synchronous orbit

synchronous orbit
synchronous orbit noun
Geostationary orbit
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  • Synchronous orbit — A synchronous orbit is an orbit in which an orbiting body (usually a satellite) has a period equal to the average rotational period of the body being orbited (usually a planet), and in the same direction of rotation as that body.PropertiesA… …   Wikipedia

  • synchronous orbit — noun (Military) A satellite orbit where the orbital period is equal to, or multiples of, the Earth’s rotational period; i.e. making one, two, three, etc., orbits in a 24 hour period. ::Examples include geosynchronous (period equals Earth’s… …   Wiktionary

  • synchronous orbit — sinchroninė orbita statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. synchronous orbit vok. synchronisierte Bahn, f rus. равновесная орбита, f pranc. orbite synchrone, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • synchronous orbit — A satellite orbit where the orbital period is equal to, or multiples of, the Earth …   Military dictionary

  • Sun-synchronous orbit — Diagram showing the orientation of a Sun synchronous orbit (green) in four points of the year. A non sun synchronous orbit (magenta) is also shown for reference A Sun synchronous orbit (sometimes called a heliosynchronous orbit) is a geocentric… …   Wikipedia

  • Semi-synchronous orbit — Semi Synchronous Orbit: An orbit with approximately a 12 hour period. A circular Semi Synchronous Orbit is at an altitude of approximately 20,200 km. [cite paper | title=NASA Technical Standard 8719.14 (draft) | publisher = NASA Orbital Debris… …   Wikipedia

  • sun-synchronous orbit — An orbit in which the satellite …   Military dictionary

  • Orbit — This article is about orbits in celestial mechanics, due to gravity. For other uses, see Orbit (disambiguation). A satellite orbiting the Earth has a tangential velocity and an inward acceleration …   Wikipedia

  • Synchronous rotation — Due to synchronous rotation of their moon, the inhabitants of the central body will never be able to see its side marked with green. In astronomy, synchronous rotation is a planetological term describing a body orbiting another, where the… …   Wikipedia

  • orbit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. path, track, circuit, revolution, course; region, range, sphere, realm, scope; province, sphere of influence. See astronautics, business. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Path described by one body revolving… …   English dictionary for students

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