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polar orbit

a spacecraft orbit that passes over, or close to, the geographic poles of the earth or some other celestial body.
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1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The war-fleet of Kandar, in very fine formation, flowed in its polar orbit around the fourth planet out from Kandar's sun.

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for polar orbit

polar orbit

the orbit of a satellite that passes over the poles of a planet
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