beta angle

be·ta an·gle

the angle formed by a line connecting the bregma and hormion meeting the radius fixus.

be·ta an·gle

(bātă anggĕl)
Angle formed by a line connecting the bregma and hormion meeting the radius fixus.
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16 and will avoid beta angle constraints for berthing the Dragon cargo ship to the station that exist through the end of the year.
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