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An orbit was the state of a celestial object or spacecraft revolving around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution.
Space stations Edit
Spacecraft orbits Edit
Spacecraft (such as cruisers or shuttles) could orbit a planet in a powered orbit (PROSE: Dragons' Wrath, Father Time) or unpowered orbit which lead to a decayed orbit (and finally crashing back to the planet). (PROSE: Love and War)
Spacecraft could also maintain a geo-stationary orbit; maintaining a fixed position over the planet. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks, PROSE: Another Girl, Another Planet) This was also known as geo-synchronous orbit or simply stationary orbit. (PROSE: Where Angels Fear, Twilight of the Gods)
Artificial satellite orbits Edit
Artificial satellites were also launched into orbit and maintained by many civilisations for planetary communication, defence and geo-location (sometimes called geosats or GPS). (TV: Delta and the Bannermen, PROSE: War of the Daleks, The Sword of Forever, Tears of the Oracle) Some satellites had living beings within. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)