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Andoria orbiting a gas giant

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The USS Enterprise in orbit of an Earth-like planet

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Nimbus 1 in polar orbit

Orbit is a term used to describe the flight path of an object in space which has a repetitive motion and has a distinct center with respect to its flightpath.

A starship uses a form of orbit to maintain its relative position. The term orbit is also used to define the flight path of a planet within its own star system. (TNG: "Force of Nature")

In 2269, Spock detailed to Abraham Lincoln that the USS Enterprise was 643 miles, 2,021 feet, 2.04 inches above the surface of Excalbia. (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")

There are several forms of orbit; some of them are referred to by Starfleet personnel with names like "standard orbit" or "high orbit."

It is safe to assume that standard and high orbit are nothing more a form of synchronous orbit with a set of predefined speed and altitude parameters.

Terok Nor (later Deep Space 9), was in synchronous orbit of Bajor during the Occupation. (DS9: "Emissary", "Necessary Evil", "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night")

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