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Question 1: The network of ________ satellites also uses a polar orbit to provide telecommunications services.

Question 2: Polar orbits are often used for earth-mapping, earth observation, and reconnaissance satellites, as well as for some ________.
Weather satelliteAqua (satellite)Tropical Rainfall Measuring MissionGeostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

Question 3: ________, a major United States launch location for polar orbits.
Minot Air Force BaseThule Air BaseVandenberg Air Force BaseMalmstrom Air Force Base

Question 4: A polar orbit is an orbit in which a satellite passes above or nearly above both poles of the body (usually a planet such as the ________, but possibly another body such as the Sun) being orbited on each revolution.

Question 5: It therefore has an inclination of (or very close to) 90 degrees to the ________.
5th parallel north1st parallel north1st parallel southEquator

Question 6: Except in the special case of a polar ________, a satellite in a polar orbit will pass over the equator at a different longitude on each of its orbits.
Geosynchronous orbitGeostationary orbitLagrangian pointGeocentric orbit

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