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An Introduction to Physical Science

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James Shipman + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305079137

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ISBN: 9781305079137
Chapter 17, Problem 9SA
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What is a synchronous orbit?

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The definition of a synchronus orbit.

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An orbit in  which the orbiting body or satellite has same orbiting and rotational periods as that of the body or planet being orbited is called as the synchronous orbit.

For example: Pluto and Charon (Pluto’s moon) have the same rotation period of 6.39 days , and Charon’s orbiting period is also 6

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