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LifetimeElementsRightAscensionOfAscendingNode Property

Gets the right ascension of the ascending node of the orbit, in radians.

Namespace:  AGI.Foundation.Coordinates
Assembly:  AGI.Foundation.OrbitPropagation (in AGI.Foundation.OrbitPropagation.dll) Version: 24.1.418.0 (24.1.418.0)
public double RightAscensionOfAscendingNode { get; }

Property Value

Type: Double

The ascending node is the point where the satellite crosses the equator moving south to north. In the diagram below, this point is referenced from the +X direction, which points in the Vernal Equinox direction. The angle between the X axis and the ascending node is called the right ascension of the ascending node (RAAN), represented here by Ω.

In the above diagram, ω is the argument of periapsis, θ is the true anomaly, and i is the inclination.

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