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inclination

noun affinity, aptitude, aptness, bent, bias, cast, direction, fondness, inclinatio, leaning, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, proclivity, proneness, propensity, slant, studium, tendency, voluntas
Foreign phrases: Judicium redditur in invitum, in praeeumptione legis.In presumption of law, a judgment is given against one's inclination. Favores ampliandi sunt; odia restringenda. Favorable inclinations should be ennouraged, animosities should be restrained.
See also: affection, affinity, amenability, animus, aptitude, bias, character, characteristic, choice, color, complexion, conatus, conviction, course, design, desire, direction, disposition, favor, habit, instinct, intent, notion, partiality, penchant, perspective, persuasion, point of view, position, posture, preconception, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, proclivity, propensity, regard, stand, standpoint, tendency, will
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For the (200x200) km Mars probe orbit, with orbital inclination of 0[degrees], considering the probe orbit accuracy of 10 m/ 100 m, respectively, we used 30/60/90/120/150 days' data arc to determine the position of Mars and forecast for 180 days, and the results are shown in Figure 6.
In our future work, we will further study the bistatic imaging method for GEOSAR on the large orbital inclination.
Spectrum of 100-kyr glacial cycle: orbital inclination not eccentricity.
Only a small fraction of planets will transit their stars as seen from Earth's line of sight, but transiting planets offer the possibility of detailed studies to measure a planet's atmospheric composition and its orbital inclination relative to the star's equatorial plane.
Presently, its orbital inclination on the plane of the ecliptic is 26.7[degrees], its orbital eccentricity is 0.534, perihelion distance 1.24 AU, and aphelion distance 4.09 AU.
So, the east-west excursions that we see geosynchronous satellites performing are dominated by the effect of orbital inclination, not eccentricity (unless the inclination is so small that the orbit is better described as geostationary).
A satellite's north-south excursion from a fixed point of the sky is caused by orbital inclination, whereas an east-west excursion is caused by eccentricity.
* Our new value for the orbital inclination, 52[degrees] [+ or -] 8[degrees], gives the following values for the two stars' masses: 16 [+ or -] 3 solar masses for the WR star, and 41 [+ or -] 6 for the 0 star.
By timing the exact delay as it changes with orbital phase, we can measure the mass of the neutron star that causes the curvature in spacetime and the orbital inclination, that is, how close the signal passes the companion's surface.
It may not look like much--but it constrains the diameter and mass of the eclipsed star, refines the orbital inclination, and can help nail down other aspects of the system, including how the mass distribution in the two stars is affected by their tidal interactions.