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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: longitude of the ascending node (of an earth satellite)
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Definition: the angle, measured eastwards, between the line from the centre of the Earth to the vernal equinox and the line from the centre of the Earth to the ascending node of an earth satellite

NOTE – The vernal equinox is the ascending node of the Sun in the Earth's equatorial plane. In English it is sometimes called "the First Point of Aries".


Publication date:1994-08
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