Inclination of Orbit

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Inclination of Orbit

 

a quantity (one of the orbital elements) that characterizes the orientation of the orbit of a celestial object in space; it is equal to the angle between the orbital plane of the object and the plane of the ecliptic.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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