bandevâr-e bisâmân, mâh-e ~
Fr.: satellite irrégulier
A satellite whose orbit around its planet is eccentric, inclined with respect to the equatorial plane, and relatively far from the planet. Strong solar perturbations cause the orbit to precess. → regular satellite.
bandevâr-e bâsâmân, mâh-e ~
Fr.: satellite régulier
A satellite that revolves around its planet in an equatorial orbit of low or moderate eccentricity close to the planet. One example of a regular satellite system is the Galilean satellites of Jupiter.