The Eccentricity of an object's orbit represents how circular the orbit is. Eccentricity cannot be negative, and higher Eccentricity values indicate a more elongated orbit. The value of the Eccentricity property will also determine the type of orbit or trajectory:
- Eccentricity = 0: circular
- 0 < Eccentricity < 1: elliptical
- Eccentricity = 1: parabolic
- Eccentricity > 1: hyperbolic
Eccentricity is one of the six orbital elements that described an object's orbit.
Property Details[edit | edit source]
Location[edit | edit source]
The Eccentricity property is located in the Orbital Elements section of the Motion tab of an object's properties panel, if that object has an Orbital Parent.
Units[edit | edit source]
The Eccentricity property has no units, as eccentricity is a dimensionless parameter.