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polar orbit

A satellite orbit that passes over the north and south poles of the Earth or of some other Solar-System body.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

polar orbit

[′pō·lər ′ȯr·bət]
(aerospace engineering)
A satellite orbit running north and south, so the satellite vehicle orbits over both the North Pole and the South Pole.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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According to the NOAA (https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/jpss-1-press) press report , "JPSS-1, which will be known as NOAA-20 when it reaches polar orbit, will join the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP), a joint NOAA-NASA weather satellite, giving the U.S.
Visit the NASA Space Place to learn more about polar orbits as well as geostationary orbits: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/geoorbits/
From its vantage point in polar orbit, OCO-2 will measure atmospheric carbon dioxide, discovering where it is being emitted and absorbed and revealing the roles of humans, plants and oceans on global CO2 levels.
The Department of Defense thus takes the attitude that the object recently found circling the earth in a polar orbit probably was the last stage of Russia's Lunik III and not a reconnaissance satellite....
THE EUROPEAN Space Agency (ESA) has announced a new launch date for the first of a network of three meteorological satellites that will gather data in a polar orbit, providing crucial weather information.
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.
The SRE will be put into a polar orbit at an altitude of 650 km above the earth.
The spacecraft is now undergoing a complicated series of manoeuvres designed to put it in a polar orbit around Mars, and will not be brought online until January 4.
Alaska - not industry-guru Florida - is particularly prime to provide polar launch service, as launches into low polar orbit are more efficient at high latitudes.
The solar-powered Lunar Prospector will undertake a year-long "low polar orbit" (only 100 km, or 62 miles, from the surface) around the Moon to find out.
They were to go into polar orbit for a two-year study of the Earth's magnetic shield.
Summary: Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Apr 1 (ANI): After PSLVC-45 successfully injected EMISAT into sun-synchronous polar orbit on Monday, ISRO chief K Sivan said the satellite is now marching towards the 485km orbit to do its function as an orbital platform for experiments, adding that next month the space research organisation will launch PSLVC-46 followed by PSLVC-47 and Chandrayaan 2.