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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.
Solution "B"--Europa Elliptic Orbit. The hypothesis on circularity of Europa's orbit is removed, and a new solution for the same mission scheme is searched for.
The probe will manoeuvre into Mars' wide elliptic orbit, between 22,000 and 44,000 km away from the Martian surface, enabling the mission to provide the first global picture of how the Martian atmosphere changes throughout the day, and between seasons.
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.
where GM is the spaceflight constant of the Earth and a the major semiaxe of the osculating elliptic orbit of the satellite.
[37], which studied this problem considering an elliptic orbit for the disturbing body but considering the expansions only up to the second order.
Earth rotates around the Sun in elliptic orbit. Therefore, when calculating extraterrestrial solar energy flux, elliptic orbit is assumed using eccentricity factor [epsilon].
It also says the satellite was "going round the Earth along its elliptic orbit at an inclination of 40.6[degrees] at 490km (788 miles) perigee and 1,426km apogee.
An element X [member of] g is called elliptic if ad(X) [member of] End([g.sup.C]) is diagonalizable and all eigenvalues are purely imaginary; the orbit Ad(G) * X is called elliptic orbit. See [12, 13] for more details about elliptic orbits.
Dozens of Apollo and Aten asteroids orbit the Sun, and 1986 TO travels in a rather normal elliptic orbit. However, if we consider its motion with respect to the Earth, we get a new perspective on this object and discover how fascinating it actually is.
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.
Colasurdo, "Indirect optimization of satellite deployment into a highly elliptic orbit," International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, vol.