Hohmann orbit

Hohmann orbit
Hohmann orbit,
Aerospace. a spacecraft trajectory between two planets that requires the least expenditure of energy. It consists of an elliptical path that is tangent to the orbits of both the departure planet and the target planet.
[< Walter Hohmann, 1880-1945, a German aerospace engine]

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