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How is a sub-orbital is different from an orbital?


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  • Explanation from Alloprof

    Explanation from Alloprof

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    Team Alloprof • 3mo.

    Hi :)

    Sub-orbital trajectories involve brief journeys into space without completing a full orbit, following a ballistic path with a rapid return. In contrast, orbital trajectories require achieving sufficient velocity to maintain a stable orbit around a celestial body, enabling continuous, curved motion. Sub-orbital flights are often for purposes like space tourism, while orbital flights are essential for activities like satellite deployment and interplanetary exploration.

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