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transfer orbit

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Definition of transfer orbit in English:

noun

A trajectory by which a spacecraft can pass from one orbit to another at a higher altitude, especially a geostationary orbit.
Example sentences
  • The satellite will be the first from the country to reach a geostationary transfer orbit.
  • To meet market demand, Europe has developed a new version of Ariane 5, capable of placing up to 10 tonnes of payload in geostationary transfer orbit.
  • The two payloads were placed in geostationary transfer orbit.

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