lunar orbit


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lunar orbit

[′lü·nər ′ȯr·bət]
(aerospace engineering)
Orbit of a spacecraft around the moon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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