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parking orbit

noun, Aerospace.
1.
a temporary orbit in which a spacecraft awaits the next phase of its mission.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • Constraints on parking orbit perigee radius and duration are included.
British Dictionary definitions for parking orbit

parking orbit

noun
1.
an orbit around the earth or moon in which a spacecraft can be placed temporarily in order to prepare for the next step in its programme
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