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in·fra·or·bit·al

(in'fră-ōr'bi-tăl),
Below or beneath the orbit.
Synonym(s): suborbital

suborbital

(sŭb-ôr′bĭ-tl)
adj.
1. Having or following a trajectory of less than one orbit. Used of a rocket or spacecraft.
2. Anatomy Situated on or below the floor of the orbit of the eye.
n.
A suborbital part, such as a bone, nerve, or cartilage.

infraorbital

adjective Referring to a structure or space below the orbit of the eye.
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Thus, coloring of the suborbital graphs with loops will not be mentioned.
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Enthusiasm notwithstanding, the Commission has at least been mandated to work on most of the aspects in its communication: guaranteeing that Europe will not be dependent on critical technologies (eg some electronic parts of satellites are not yet being produced in Europe), making sure that there are skilled workers available (there is a shortage of aeronautical engineers and technicians in Europe), looking into a potential regulatory framework for suborbital spaceflights, and improving public procurement policy linked to space (through which the bulk of public financing is granted to the space industry).