# Orbit of a satellite Calculator

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

- Purpose of use
- Discovering at what speed you'd need to push a squirrel to miss the earth at that squirrel's fatal fall altitude (8000kms)

[1] 2020/07/29 22:50 Male / 40 years old level / High-school/ University/ Grad student / Very /

- Purpose of use
- Research for a scifi writing project.

[2] 2020/07/24 14:31 Male / 60 years old level or over / A retired person / Useful /

- Purpose of use
- Calculating a stable orbit for a space station in Space Engineers

[3] 2020/07/21 04:30 Male / Under 20 years old / High-school/ University/ Grad student / Useful /

- Purpose of use
- Checking period of GCOM-W1 for research purposes

[4] 2020/07/15 09:52 Male / 30 years old level / A teacher / A researcher / Useful /

- Purpose of use
- Used it for KSP RSS for comm sat orbits

[5] 2020/06/26 19:26 Male / Under 20 years old / High-school/ University/ Grad student / Useful /

- Purpose of use
- I am writing a sci-fi novel and am doing preliminary research on the altitude that a time mirror would have to orbit so that its antiproton beam will always point at the Earths' southern rotational axis. The mirror is mounted in a fixture which will enable it to maintain the correct attitude, but I was wondering if the orbital radius over the South Pole (rotational axis) has to be fixed or does it matter. I think that it doesn't matter, as long as the satellite maintains a circum-solar orbit.(?)

[6] 2020/06/04 01:23 Male / 60 years old level or over / A retired person / Useful /

- Purpose of use
- Checking my spreadsheet calculations before teaching class
- Comment/Request
- My results are slightly different -- a bit high on orbital altitude and a bit low on velocity. Suspect the difference may be the result of different values used for G, m_earth and radius_earth. Spreadsheet uses 6.674E-11 m3/kg sec2, 5.972E+24 kg, 6437E+06 m.

[7] 2020/06/03 03:55 Male / 60 years old level or over / An engineer / Useful /

- Purpose of use
- Curious to know how fast Starlink satellites are traveling around the earth. They are 340 miles from the surface of earth.
- Comment/Request
- Figured they are 211 kilometers from earth surface, but i don't understand figures shown in calculation to convert to mph.

[8] 2020/04/20 16:54 Female / 60 years old level or over / A retired person / A little /

- Purpose of use
- Calculating the story points of our Sprint planning

[9] 2020/04/09 17:56 Male / 30 years old level / An engineer / Very /

- Purpose of use
- Calculations for game i am making

[10] 2020/03/28 22:44 Male / 20 years old level / High-school/ University/ Grad student / - /

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