circular orbit


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circular orbit

[′sər·kyə·lər ′ȯr·bət]
(astronomy)
An orbit comprising a complete constant-altitude revolution around the earth.
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For a time he remained crouching, and when at last he looked out again the little town was very small and travelling, with the rest of lower Germany, in a circular orbit round and round the car--or atleast it appeared to be doing that.
Along with the lack of a circular orbit, a highly inclined orbit of the exoplanet was predicted by calculations, and both those aspects were confirmed by measurements.
The launch performance of this Ariane 5 ES was 3283 kg (including 2855 kg for the satellites) to a circular orbit at an altitude of 22922 km - four satellites of around 714kg each.
The apparent variation in the moon's size is due to the fact that it has an elliptical, not circular orbit around the earth, unlike most other bodies roaming the sky.
Preliminary estimates indicate that if the moon is in a circular orbit, it completes a circuit around Makemake in 12 days or longer.
presented several criteria on the existence of periodic solutions for a TSS in an elliptical orbit, and the uniqueness of periodic solutions for the TSS in a circular orbit is presented on the basis of coincidence degree theory [7].
The first satellite to be ejected by the rocket was TeLOS- 1, Singapore's first commercial earth observation satellite, which was launched into 55 km circular orbit.
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle would place the six satellites into a 550-km circular orbit inclined at 15 degrees to the equator.
When Earth's orbit is more elliptical, magma is forced upward, spurring volcanic activity, while a more circular orbit leads to fewer eruptions.
With this launch Arianespace continues to deploy the O3b satellite constellation into an equatorial circular orbit, to provide high-speed, low-cost, low-latency Internet access to emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East.
Arianespace will deliver the O3b satellites into a circular orbit at an altitude of 8062 km with the latest Soyuz launch from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, an orbit that is four times closer to the earth than traditional geostationary satellites, providing O3b customers with substantial performance benefits due to lower latency or delay.
2), the unique solution depends continuously on boundary data that are sufficiently close to segments of a small-delay-angle circular orbit (again, continuity in the [[?