Orbit of a satellite Calculator

Calculates the orbital radius and period, and flight velocity from the orbital altitude.

Orbit of a satellite
Orbital altitude h
    1. km
    2.  from Earth's surface

Orbital radius r
    1.  
    2. km
Flight velocity v
    1.  
    2. km/s
Orbital period P
    1.  
    2. (hh:mm:ss)
    Orbit of a satellite
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    [1]  2021/04/09 23:05   Male / 60 years old level or over / An engineer / Useful /
    Purpose of use
    Satellite navigation systems design
    Comment/Request
    It would be handy to have an indicator of the length of time a satellite is visible from Earth's surface, either from the horizon or - even better - above some elevation.
    [2]  2021/03/23 07:47   Male / Under 20 years old / High-school/ University/ Grad student / Very /
    Purpose of use
    Finding out how fast the 2nd stage on the latetst Rocket Lab Launch "They go up so fast" would need to be to stay in orbit
    Comment/Request
    Maybe let the user choose between km/s and km/h, as Rocket Lab reports their speed in km/h as well
    [3]  2021/02/26 09:33   Male / 60 years old level or over / An engineer / Very /
    Purpose of use
    Finding out how fast a Starlink satellite is traveling.
    [4]  2021/02/18 09:13   Male / 60 years old level or over / An engineer / Useful /
    Purpose of use
    Determine velocity of satellite for engineering analysis
    [5]  2021/01/25 13:35   Male / 60 years old level or over / A retired person / Very /
    Purpose of use
    Analysis of Elon Musk's Starlink Internet over satellite service to determine theoretical data latency performance. Satellite orbit calculation should not affect latency, but "inquiring minds want to know" some of the peripheral details of putting up 550 or so low-earth satellites in phase one.
    [6]  2020/11/28 00:24   Male / 60 years old level or over / High-school/ University/ Grad student / Useful /
    Purpose of use
    Looking for generic formulas I can play with for various orbits, velocities, distance traveled, etc.
    Comment/Request
    I'd like to get more detailed formulas for orbits, altitude from planet with a given planet radius/diameter, velocity at given altitude, etc.
    [7]  2020/11/27 02:42   Male / 60 years old level or over / A retired person / Very /
    Purpose of use
    Discussing orbital calculations with a friend of my daughter. Needed to check our calculations for correctness.
    [8]  2020/11/12 07:05   Female / 20 years old level / High-school/ University/ Grad student / Useful /
    Purpose of use
    grad school exam
    Comment/Request
    if you could write out the formulas... so we can have them to write into reports
    [9]  2020/09/06 07:26   Female / 30 years old level / A homemaker / Very /
    Purpose of use
    Used in KSP RO for comm sat network planning.
    [10]  2020/08/24 11:12   Male / 40 years old level / An office worker / A public employee / Very /
    Purpose of use
    general curiosity
    Comment/Request
    would be great to be able to specify any parameter and calculate the others

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