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or·bi·tal plane

the orbital surface of the maxilla, lying perpendicular to the orbitomeatal plane at the orbitale.
Synonym(s): planum orbitale

or·bi·tal plane

(ōrbi-tăl plān)
The orbital surface of the maxilla, lying perpendicular to the orbitomeatal plane at the orbitale.

or·bi·tal plane

(ōrbi-tăl plān)
Orbital surface of maxilla, lying perpendicular to orbitomeatal plane at the orbitale.
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GALILEO will comprise 30 satellites in a 'Walker' constellation, with three orbital planes at 56degrees nominal inclination and an MEO altitude of 23,222 km.
The research team found that the emission arises from a circumbinary disk (a disk that surrounds both stars of the binary system) around HD 200775, the orbital plane of which is similar to that of the binary.
The Earth swingby maneuver moves the spacecraft about 10 degrees from the ecliptic plane to match the asteroid orbital plane.
4 degrees) orbital plane and will form part of the first orbital plane of the IRIDIUM constellation.
Their orbital planes appear to have random orientations, their orbital eccentricities range from 0.
Some other recently discovered planets orbit in the forward direction around their host stars, but their orbital planes tilt at various angles.
In the early nineties, the Russian Government developed a counterpart to the American's Global Positioning System (GPS), which consists of 21 satellites on three orbital planes.
Their orbital planes will pass through the Sun and the Earth, and mutual occultations and eclipses of the larger satellites will be observable.
The new satellites will be launched into new orbital planes to provide ubiquitous coverage for our AIS service and supplement the current ORBCOMM AIS service and the planned next generation satellites," said Marc Eisenberg, CEO of ORBCOMM.
It is at present in orbit and a part of constellation that orbits in 6 separate orbital planes.
The orbital planes cross each other at a line of nodes resulting in at least two, and up to five, solar eclipses occurring each year; no more than two of which can be total eclipses.
The modified space station authorization issued by the FCC approves ORBCOMM's continued operation of the currently deployed first generation satellites concurrent with the integration of 24 new spacecraft to be deployed in four new orbital planes in the ORBCOMM LEO satellite constellation.