Satellites

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Orbital Dynamics

What is meant by “parking a satellite”? (xmphysics)

How do you calculate the orbital speed of a LEO satellite? (xmtutor)

What is the rotational speed of the Earth? (xmtutor)

Why must a GEO satellite orbit in the equatorial plane? (xmtutor)

Why must a GEO satellite orbit at such a high altitude? (xmphysics)

How do you calculate the orbital altitude of a GEO satellite? (xmtutor)

Types of Satellites

  • Polar Orbit (xmdemo)
  • Geostationary Orbit (xmdemo)
  • International Space Station (xmdemo)
  • Global Positioning System (xmdemo)

 

Orbital Energy

Derive the formula and sketch the energy graphs of an orbiting satellite. (xmtutor)

 

Related Staff

Why doesn’t the Moon fall down?

THAICOM 8 Hosted Webcast

SpaceBook (http://apps.agi.com/SatelliteViewer/)

 

Beyond the H2 Syllabus

It’s harder to hit the Sun