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The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_eccentricity 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:
 
The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_eccentricity 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
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*Eccentricity = 0: circular
 
*0 < Eccentricity < 1: elliptical
 
0 < Eccentricity < 1: elliptical
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*Eccentricity = 1: parabolic
 
*Eccentricity > 1: hyperbolic
 
Eccentricity = 1: parabolic
 
 
Eccentricity > 1: hyperbolic
 
   
 
==Property Details==
 
==Property Details==
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===Location===
 
===Location===
   
The Semi-Major Axis 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.
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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===
 
===Units===

Revision as of 18:13, 7 August 2019

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

Property Details

Location

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

The Eccentricity property has no units, as eccentricity is a dimensionless parameter.

Simulation Effects

Tidal Heating