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standard gravitational parameter

(μ)
(a body's mass times the gravitational constant)

The standard gravitational parameter (μ) of a body is its mass times the gravitational constant, 6.673×10-11 N(m/kg)2 (Newtons times meters squared over kilograms squared).

μ = GM

It serves as short-hand for the many formulae that use GM. Examples:


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_gravitational_parameter

Referenced by:
semi-major axis (a)

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