Sun-synchronous Orbit Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

sun-synchronous orbit

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

1.) An orbit in which the satelliteÂ’s orbital plane is at a fixed orientation to the sun, i.e., the orbit precesses about the earth at the same rate that the earth orbits the sun.

In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations

Source:

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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