orbital node

Either of the two points AT which the orbit of a heavenly body intersects a given plane, especially the plane of ecliptic. With respect to Landsat, the orbital nodes occur at the equator, one on the descending, or daylight, track of the orbit and the other on the ascending, or nighttime, track.

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Node,   Node,   Node,   orbital node,   orbital period,   Terminal Node Controller TNC,  

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