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# Polar Equation of a Conic Section

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This equation computes the magnitude of the position vector for a satellite in terms of the satellite's location in its orbit. This equation is based on the two-body equation of motion for the satellite orbiting the Earth.

The inputs are:

- a - the semi-major axis of the ellipse
- e - the eccentricity of the orbit
- nu - the polar angle or true anomaly

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