subsynchronous orbit

subsynchronous orbit
The orbit of a satellite that is nearer the planet than it would be if it were in synchronous orbit

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  • Subsynchronous orbit — A subsynchronous orbit refers to the orbit of a satellite that is nearer the planet than it would be if it were in synchronous orbit, i.e. the orbital period is less than the sidereal day of the planet. An Earth satellite that is in (a prograde)… …   Wikipedia

  • orbit, subsynchronous satellite —    A satellite orbit that is at lower altitude than the 35,880 kilometers required for a synchronous equatorial orbit …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

  • subsynchronous — adjective a) of a frequency that is a submultiple of another b) orbiting closer to a planet that if it were in a synchronous orbit …   Wiktionary

  • Geocentric orbit — Earth orbit redirects here. For the motion of the Earth around the Sun, see Earth s orbit. Earth orbiter redirects here. For the shuttle simulator, see Earth Orbiter 1. The following words may have more than one definition or other non Earth… …   Wikipedia

  • Geosynchronous orbit — A geosynchronous orbit is an orbit around the Earth with an orbital period matching the Earth s sidereal rotation period [V. Chobotov, ed., (1996) Orbital Mechanics, 2nd edition , AIAA Education Series, p. 304.] . This synchronization means that… …   Wikipedia

  • Synchronous orbit — A synchronous orbit is an orbit in which an orbiting body (usually a satellite) has a period equal to the average rotational period of the body being orbited (usually a planet), and in the same direction of rotation as that body.PropertiesA… …   Wikipedia

  • Satellite — This article is about artificial satellites. For natural satellites, also known as moons, see Natural satellite. For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). An animation depicting the orbits of GPS satellites in medium Earth orbit …   Wikipedia

  • List of orbits — The following is a list of types of orbits:Centric classifications* Galactocentric orbit: An orbit about the center of a galaxy. Earth s sun follows this type of orbit about the galactic center of the Milky Way. * Heliocentric orbit: An orbit… …   Wikipedia

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