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elliptical orbit

[ə′lip·tə·kəl ′ȯr·bət]
(mechanics)
The path of a body moving along an ellipse, such as that described by either of two bodies revolving under their mutual gravitational attraction but otherwise undisturbed.
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A super moon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the moon reaches to earth in its elliptic orbit (less than 360,000km), resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from earth.
Amiri shared information on how the probe will manoeuvre into Mars wide elliptic orbit, between 22,000 and 44,000 km away from the Martian surface, enabling us to provide the first global picture of how the Martian atmosphere changes throughout the day, and between seasons.
It also says the satellite was "going round the Earth along its elliptic orbit at an inclination of 40.
C]) is diagonalizable and all eigenvalues are purely imaginary; the orbit Ad(G) * X is called elliptic orbit.
Dozens of Apollo and Aten asteroids orbit the Sun, and 1986 TO travels in a rather normal elliptic orbit.
With a planned launch in 2021 from French Guiana the two tonne satellite will enter a Highly Elliptic Orbit (HEO) with an apogee of around 120,000 Km over the Earths North Pole.
Amiri shared information with the audience on how the probe will manoeuvre into Mars' wide elliptic orbit, between 22,000 and 44,000km away from the Martian surface, "enabling us to provide the first global picture of how the Martian atmosphere changes throughout the day, and between seasons".
Sent into a highly elliptic orbit around the Sun, this advanced spacecraft will be able to observe the Sun more closely than ever before, at a distance less than that between the Sun and Mercury.
In particular THOR will address the following specific science questions: - How is plasma heated and particles accelerate- How is the dissipated energy partitioned - How does dissipation operate in different regimes of turbulenceThe THOR spacecraft would be launched to a geocentric High Elliptic Orbit (HEO) with an orbital plane close to the ecliptic plane (10 deg inclination).
The Bion-1M satellite has separated from the Soyuz carrier rocket and entered an elliptic orbit at 575 kilometers (357 miles) above the Earth," a Roscosmos spokesman said.