celestial orbit


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Noun1.celestial orbit - the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about anothercelestial orbit - the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
apoapsis, point of apoapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
geosynchronous orbit - a circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hours
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
periapsis, point of periapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited
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TacSat-4 is managed by the Naval Research Laboratory Naval Center for Space Technology and will be the 100th NRL built satellite launched into a celestial orbit.
To make the conclusion that quantization of celestial systems actually corresponds to superfluid-quantized vortices at large-scale a bit conceivable, let us consider the problem of quantization of celestial orbits in solar system.
Using this equation (11), we could predict quantization of celestial orbits in the solar system, where for Jovian planets we use least-square method and use M in terms of reduced mass [micro] = ([M.