polar orbit

a spacecraft orbit that passes over, or close to, the geographic poles of the earth or some other celestial body.


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polar orbit
the orbit of a satellite that passes over the poles of a planet

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Example sentences
It was meant to be for the shuttle for a polar orbit.
The satellite's polar orbit will allow it to focus on especially desirable regions for human activities.
But to achieve great accuracy, only one satellite moving in a polar orbit about parallel to the neutrino path may have been used.
When the first article was published it was not clear that these satellites were in a polar orbit.
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