Eccentric Anomaly

Description: Angular parameter that defines the position of a body that is moving along an elliptic Kepler orbit.; one of three angular parameters ("anomalies") that define a position along an orbit, the other two being the true anomaly and the mean anomaly (source)

Example: 1.08528 rads

Synonym(s): None

Element Segments: Space Segment

Element Families: Orbital Mechanics

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