elements of an orbit

Definition of elements of an orbit

: a set of numerical quantities that define the orbit of a member of the solar system or of a binary star and permit computation of the body's position at any given time

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“Elements of an orbit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elements%20of%20an%20orbit. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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