polar orbit

A SATELLITE orbit that passes over, or very close to, both poles of the Earth. Landsat 4, 5, and 7 all had/have a near-polar orbit AT 438 miles (705 kilometers) above the Earth.




Related Terms
Geostationary Orbit,   Geostationary Orbit,   polar orbit,  

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