sun-synchronous orbit

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sun-synchronous orbit

An orbit in which the satellite's orbital plane is at a fixed orientation to the sun, i.e., the orbit precesses about the earth at the same rate that the earth orbits the sun. It has the characteristics of maintaining similar sun angles along its ground trace for all orbits, and typically has an inclination from 96 to 98 degrees, depending on the orbit altitude and orbit shape (eccentricity). See also synchronous orbit.
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The Paz satellite was launched into the dawn-dusk sun synchronous orbit that is occupied by most of the world's radar satellites and will be uniquely positioned to provide high quality AIS vessel data which is fully time synchronous with the Paz radar and near synchronous with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery from other radar satellites.
prid=298) 12 minutes after launch the ten craft will be deployed into the targeted sun synchronous orbit about 310 miles above the Earth.
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 40th flight (PSLV-C38), will launch the 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 243 kg at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).
Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) AS Kiran Kumar said that the (PSLV-C34) has done its job soon after the Launch Vehicle injected all the 20 satellites with a total weight of 1228 kg into a 505-km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit within the stipulated 26 minutes time after it blasted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 9:26 a.
DubaiSat-2, which will be used for remote sensing, weighs around 300 kg and will be placed into a 600 kilometre circular sun synchronous orbit.
The Oceansat- 2 and the six auxiliary payload would be ejected into a polar ' sun synchronous orbit'.
Remote sensing satellites are characterized by being in near polar, near circular, sun synchronous and low earth orbit, unlike communication satellites, which are placed in equatorial, elliptical and geosynchronous earth orbit at approximately 36,000 km altitude.
Sun synchronous means that a satellite passes over any point on Earth at the same local time.
After a flight lasting 16 minutes 37 seconds, the satellites achieved the polar Sun Synchronous Orbit of 503 km inclined at an angle of 97.
The TanSat satellite, launched on board a Long March-2D rocket, was sent to a sun synchronous orbit roughly 435 miles from the surface of Earth.