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low-inclination orbit


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A spacecraft orbit that has a small inclination. Such spacecraft are normally launched near the Equator, such as NASA's High-Energy Transient Explorer 2, launched on 9 October 2000 from the Kwajalein Missile Range in the central Pacific Ocean. Satellites in geosynchronous orbits have a low inclination.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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