Rotational Period

Some articles on rotational period, period:

5751 Zao - Physical Properties
... Zao has been observed by several groups to determine its rotational period ... between 1992 and 1995 with the intention of determining its rotational period ... asteroid is roughly spherical and has a rotational period of ≥ 21.7 hr ...
Sources of Variation - Orbital Period and Ground Track
... A satellite whose orbital period is an integer fraction of a day (e.g ... If the period of the satellite is slightly longer than an integer fraction of a day, the ground track will shift west over time if it is slightly shorter, the ground track will shift east ... As the orbital period of a satellite increases, approaching the rotational period of the Earth (in other words, as its average orbital speed slows ...

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