the node through which an orbiting body passes as it moves to the north (opposed to descending node).
Lexical Investigations: EchelonEchelon Echelon comes from the French échelon, a word whose literal meaning is “rung of a ladder.” Today the term applies generally to a level or rank of accomplishment or authority, but initially it was confined to military use in reference to a step-like formation of troops. While echelon entered English in a military context, it was the first and second World Wars that extended …
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