What is the angle between the equatorial plane and the orbital plane of
1. Polar satellite
2. Geostationary satellite

Asked by Vijayalekshmy | 3rd Mar, 2015, 03:43: PM

Expert Answer:

The orbital plane of a satellite is the plane in which it orbits around the Earth. 
Its angle of inclination is measured with respect to the equatorial plane of Earth.
 
1. A polar satellite is one which orbits the North-South plane of the Earth. So, the angle between the equatorial plane and orbital plane is 90°.
 
2. A geostationary satellite is one which orbits the equator of the Earth at a certain altitude. So, the angle between the equatorial plane and orbital plane is 0°.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 3rd Mar, 2015, 05:36: PM

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