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Encyclopedia > Ecliptic orbit

Eclipitic orbit is an orbit with inclination to the plane of reference (i.d. ecliptic) equal to zero.


As the ecliptic orbits lack nodes:

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Practical Astronautics (1528 words)
The equatorial plane is inclined to the ecliptic by 23.5 degrees - the earth's axial tilt.
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