Trajectory

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Trajectory

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In general, the path traced by any body moving as a result of an externally applied force, considered in three dimensions. Trajectory is sometimes used to mean flight path or orbit , but orbit usually means a closed path and trajectory , a path which is not closed. [[/a>|/a> ]]

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use