polar orbits
Remote Sensing

Polar Orbit vs Sun Synchronous Orbit

A polar orbit satellite travels pole-to-pole. For a sun-synchronous orbit, it passes over any given point on Earth’s surface at the same local solar time.

Remote Sensing

Geosynchronous vs Geostationary Orbits

While geosynchronous satellites can have any inclination, the key difference is that satellites in geostationary orbit lie on the same plane as the equator.