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Term: elliptical orbit (of a satellite)
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Definition: the unperturbed orbit of a satellite for which the distance between the centres of mass of the satellite and the primary body is not constant

NOTE – The orbit is an ellipse in a frame of reference whose centre is the centre of mass of the primary body and whose axes have fixed directions in relation to the stars.


Publication date:1994-08
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