Near equatorial orbit
A near-equatorial orbit is an orbit that lies close to the equatorial plane
An equator is the intersection of a sphere's surface with the plane perpendicular to the sphere's axis of rotation and containing the sphere's center of mass....

 of the object orbited. This orbit allows for rapid revisit times (for a single orbiting spacecraft) of near-equatorial ground sites.

See also

  • List of orbits
  • Low Earth orbit
    Low Earth orbit
    A low Earth orbit is generally defined as an orbit within the locus extending from the Earth’s surface up to an altitude of 2,000 km...

  • Geosynchronous orbit
    Geosynchronous orbit
    A geosynchronous orbit is an orbit around the Earth with an orbital period that matches the Earth's sidereal rotation period...

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