orbital period


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orbital period

[′ȯr·bəd·əl ′pir·ē·əd]
(astronomy)
The interval between successive passages of a satellite through the same specified point in its orbit.
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the six inner planets form the longest known near-resonant chain of exoplanets, with the ratios of the orbital periods (P) [P.
K2's observations will also help scientists determine the orbital period of the third planet, and help find any additional small transiting objects in the system.
12 mag) with two maxima and two minima during each orbit of the companion that nicely correlates with the pulsar's orbital period, confirming variability is associated with the pulsar's binary motion.
8) The orbital period was then calculated from an unweighted linear fit to these times of minima as [P.
During one orbital period of the sensor, the accumulated changes of the state vectors due to the varieties of six orbital elements can never be neglected.
A geosynchronous orbit, for those of you who aren't yet conversant, is one with an orbital period of one sidereal day.
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Topics include a method for determining the distance of pulsars, an investigation of the validity of the Wilson-Blackett formula for pulsars, current observational knowledge of known accretion-driven millisecond X-ray pulsars, comparison of orbital period changes of any binary systems with the observed values for some binary pulsars, the origin and early evolution of super strongly magnetized pulsars, and the mechanism that provides pulsars with greater galactic velocity than other stars.
Since the Earth turns below the orbit of the low Earth satellite, the earth trace of each orbit is west of the previous orbit by 360 degrees (lattitude) multiplied by the satellite orbital period divided by 24 hours, 4 minutes.
As our sensitivity improves we are finally seeing planets with longer orbital period, planetary systems that look more like our solar system.