polar orbit

  1. a spacecraft orbit that passes over, or close to, the geographic poles of the earth or some other celestial body.

Origin of polar orbit

First recorded in 1960–65

Words Nearby polar orbit

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How to use polar orbit in a sentence

  • The war-fleet of Kandar, in very fine formation, flowed in its polar orbit around the fourth planet out from Kandar's sun.

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British Dictionary definitions for polar orbit

polar orbit

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

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