Transfer Orbit

   An oval shaped orbit created when a ship changes from one nearly circular orbit to another nearly circular orbit. See Apogee Kick Motor.

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  • Geostationary transfer orbit — A Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit or Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) is a Hohmann transfer orbit around the Earth between a low Earth orbit (LEO) and a geosynchronous orbit (GEO). It is an ellipse where the perigee is a point on a LEO and the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Orbit — This article is about orbits in celestial mechanics, due to gravity. For other uses, see Orbit (disambiguation). A satellite orbiting the Earth has a tangential velocity and an inward acceleration …   Wikipedia

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