orbital velocity

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orbital velocity

n.
1. The velocity at which a body revolves about another body.
2. The minimum velocity required to place or maintain a satellite in a given orbit.

orbital velocity

n
(Astronomy) the velocity required by a spacecraft, satellite, etc, to enter and maintain a given orbit
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The fastest orbital speed is at the equator clocking in at 1,000 miles per hour.
23, and changed Cassini's orbital speed around Saturn by about 22.
Since their orbital speed is the same as the rotational speed of the Earth around its own axis, these satellites seem to be 'parked' above specific geographic locations - and hence, the name, geosynchronous.
co] be the orbital speed for an equivalent circular orbit.
Space debris is a growing concern, as even small particles can be very destructive in a collision due to their high orbital speed.
The satellite will go into orbit almost 35,786 kilometres above the Earth, which is roughly one tenth the distance to the moon, with an orbital speed of 3.
To determine if there is a relationship between revolution time and orbital speed, the learner must locate and synthesize facts from 16 different places in the linear notes.
In addition, the thrust force and the orbital speed were varied up to maximum of 9200 N and 3600 rpm, respectively.
now offers a one-third sheet orbital finishing sander that matches orbital speed and torque to achieve greater results with lower power consumption.
They'd lost a third of their orbital speed and were down to about 12,000mph, according to reports.