State Vector (geographical)

A geographical state vector is a set of data describing exactly where an object is located in space, and how it is moving. From a state vector, the object's current and future position can be determined.

A geographical state vector typically will contain seven elements: three position coordinates, three velocity terms, and the time at which these values were valid.

A state vector may be expressed in a variety of coordinate systems (e.g. the North east down coordinate system).

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