### Is this a direct or retrograde orbit

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A satellite has these orbital elements: -- semi-major axis = 10,900 km -- eccentricity = 0.05 -- inclination = 60 degrees -- longitude of the ascending note = 175 degrees -- argument of perigee = 90 degrees -- true anomaly = 90 degrees

a. Is this a direct or retrograde orbit? Why?

b. Where is the satellite located in its orbit?

c. Is perigee in the northern or southern hemisphere? Why?

d. Is this a circular, elliptical, parabolic, or hyperbolic orbit? Why?

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