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An object's orbital elements describe the size, shape, and orientation of the object's orbit, together with the position of the object on its orbit.

Orbital elements diagram

The orbital elements are as follows.

Experimenting with the Two Body System sample simulation is a good way to get a better intuitive feel for the orbital elements.

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