parking orbit

noun

Definition of parking orbit

: an orbit of a spacecraft from which the spacecraft or another vehicle may be launched on a new trajectory

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First Known Use of parking orbit

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Parking orbit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parking%20orbit. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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