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orbital velocity

noun
1.
the minimum velocity at which a body must move to maintain a given orbit.
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Examples from the web for orbital velocity
  • Solar radiation bombarding the particles causes them to lose orbital velocity and eventually fall into the nearest planet.
  • Solar sails can be used to increase orbital velocity, and spiral out from the sun.
  • The rotation curve, a plot of orbital velocity versus distance, then remains nearly flat to the edge of the visible galaxy.
British Dictionary definitions for orbital velocity

orbital velocity

noun
1.
the velocity required by a spacecraft, satellite, etc, to enter and maintain a given orbit
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