Polar Orbit Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

polar orbit

Term Source: JP 3-14 (Space Operations) ?

1.) A satellite orbit that passes over the North and South Poles on each orbit, has an angle of inclination relative to the equator of 90 degrees, and eventually passes over all points on the earth.

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Term Classification: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-14: Space Operations, updated May 2013 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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