Lesson: Motion of Planets, Moons, and Satellites High School PhysicsPhysics
In this lesson, we will learn how to describe the velocities and accelerations of planets, moons, and man-made satellites that are moving along circular orbits.
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The Americom-7 satellite was launched on September 14, 2000, and currently orbits Earth at a distance of 35,800 km above the surface. The EOS PM-1 satellite was launched on May 4, 2002, and currently orbits Earth at a distance of 702 km above the surface. Which satellite orbits Earth faster?
Above what line of latitude or longitude do geostationary satellites orbit?
The diagram shows two different possible orbits of an object around a star.
Which of the following correctly describes the shape of orbit (a)?
Which of the following correctly describes the shape of orbit (b)?