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inclination

Inclination

of a satellite orbit

of a satellite orbit

The inclination is the angle of inclination of a satellite orbit with respect to the equator. The inclination is an important aspect in satellite communication and satellite navigation, as reception can be impaired by ground elevations or high-rise buildings if the inclination angle is low. GEO satellites have an orbital inclination of 0°; for satellites with polar orbits, the orbital inclination is greater than 60°.

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