sun-synchronous orbit


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sun-synchronous orbit

[′sən ¦siŋ·krə·nəs ′ȯr·bət]
(aerospace engineering)
An earth orbit of a spacecraft so that the craft is always in the same direction relative to that of the sun; as a result, the spacecraft passes over the equator at the same spots at the same times.
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Unlike Diwata-1, which has irregular interval of its passes on a specific spot, the sun-synchronous orbit of Diwata-2 allows it to return to the same spot and take its images in a more periodic way, Perez said.
It will be launched at 610 km sun-synchronous orbit in July 2018, he said and also shared the picture of the satellite's model.
PakTES-1A, an indigenously developed 285 kg Remote Sensing Satellite (RSS) of Pakistan will be launched at 610 km sun-synchronous orbit in July 2018.
The first image in high resolution shows a part of Indore, about 200 km from Bhopal in central India."As one of our earth's observatory in the Cartosat-2 series, the spacecraft has become operational after it was injected into a sun-synchronous orbit at 505 km above the earth," said Karnik.
Chinese philosopher and scientist who has been credited as the first person ever to conduct optical experiments, the 600kilogram-plus satellite was sent into a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 500 kilometers on Aug.
It will stay in a sun-synchronous orbit nearly 450 miles above the Earth's surface.
Seconds after the release, the rocket would fire up its engine to put payloads weighing as much as 660 pounds into a 310-mile-high, sun-synchronous orbit.The advantage of the air-launch system is that the 747 jet can take off from a wide variety of airports, adjust its flight plan to avoid unacceptable weather or range issues and launch payloads into any desired orbital inclination.Virgin Orbit already has a deal with OneWeb for 39 launches to help create a satellite constellation for global broadband internet service.The company said the first LauncherOne flight is due to take place in the first half of 2018.
The STEP Cube Lab mission will be performed in a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 600 km for a duration of 1 year after the launch and is scheduled for 2017.
DubaiSat-2 was launched in 2013 via the Dnepr at Yasny Cosmodrome to circulate a sun-synchronous orbit, 600km in altitude.
It was launched in 2013 via the Dnepr at Yasny Cosmodrome to follow a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 600km.
On the occasion, the shuttle took off with 17 foreign and three national satellites, placed the Cartosat-2 satellites in orbit, following which it proceeded to place the other satellites in the polar, sun-synchronous orbit, but in different inclinations and velocities.
On average, the company said it will cost $10 million to launch a 440-pound satellite to a 500-kilometre sun-synchronous orbit, the most commonly requested orbit.