equatorial orbit

equatorial orbit

[‚e·kwə′tȯr·ē·əl ′ȯr·bət]
(astronomy)
An orbit in the plane of the earth's equator.
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Its first rocket, Firefly Alpha, will be capable of lifting 400kg to a 400km equatorial orbit or 200kg to a 500km Sun-synchronous orbit.
Firefly Alpha, the company's first rocket, will be capable of lifting 400kg to a 400km equatorial orbit or 200kg to a 500km Sun-synchronous orbit.
The 1,425-kilogram (3,135-pound) satellite will be put into equatorial orbit 20 minutes after lift-off," Karnik told AFP in Bangalore, where the state-run space agency is based.
Owing to the rotation of the source of the field, Kepler's 3rd Law for the polar orbit is not the same as that for the equatorial orbit, so that stable photon orbits are also different in the polar and equatorial orbits, showing that in the rotating configurations spacetime is no longer isotropic.
VesselSat1, which was launched into an equatorial orbit on October 12, 2011 is providing full commercial service, and along with VesselSat2 will provide higher probability of vessel detection, greater refresh rates, and improved message delivery speeds for ORBCOMM's AIS users worldwide.
Astrosat is currently proposed as a multi-wavelength astronomy mission on an IRS-class satellite into a near-Earth, equatorial orbit by the PSLV.
You cannot see the polar regions very well from an equatorial orbit.
The satellite has been successfully separated from the PSLV launch vehicle in a proper equatorial orbit.
TeLEOS-1, Singapore based first commercial satellite would be brought into orbit on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) subsequent year and Singapore Technologies Electronics formulated the TeLEOS-1, and it would be installed by Indian Space Research Organisation s (ISRO) PSLV at the near equatorial orbit at a height of 550-km above the Earth for taking images for maritime security and shipping.
Specified for a 15-year lifespan, Sea Launch's direct insertion into equatorial orbit is designed to yield additional years of service life.
Falcon 1, a two-stage, liquid oxygen/rocket-grade kerosene vehicle designed from the ground up by SpaceX, will place the RazakSAT satellite, equipped with a high resolution Medium-Sized Aperture Camera (MAC), into a near equatorial orbit.
O3b satellites are located in a so-called "repeating" Equatorial orbit, enabling a given ground station to see the same satellite every six hours which considerably simplifies satellite architecture.