# Orbit of a satellite Calculator

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

- Purpose of use
- calculate orbital period / ground speed of a satellite for which I am adapting equipment

[1] 2021/07/13 22:18 30 years old level / An engineer / Very /

- Purpose of use
- Quicker than doing the math myself :)

[2] 2021/06/19 09:13 30 years old level / An office worker / A public employee / Very /

- Purpose of use
- To calculate the approximate spacecraft velocity for a CubeSat that we've built an instrument for (due to launch later this year), so that I can determine the approximate distance between measurements.

[3] 2021/06/10 06:49 50 years old level / A teacher / A researcher / Useful /

- Purpose of use
- To build my own spacecraft.

[4] 2021/06/08 08:56 Under 20 years old / Elementary school/ Junior high-school student / Very /

- Purpose of use
- Making an orbit simulation game

[5] 2021/06/04 03:19 Under 20 years old / High-school/ University/ Grad student / Very /

- Purpose of use
- Making an orbital satellite array in Kerbal Space Program

[6] 2021/05/18 01:12 20 years old level / High-school/ University/ Grad student / Very /

- Purpose of use
- to absolutely destroy the speed of light

h = -6378.9999...999

eventually, the flight velocity becomes

1.9964981843217388711375066542006839330102944406138E+58922

that's ~2 * 10^58922

... 10^58922

a great way to replicate this would be type the base number

-6378.13

then copy and paste this sequence of 9's after the base number

9999999999999999999999

or even, copy the sequence created by pasting the above sequence... soon, there will be many 9's

I have yet to hit a maximum or to see a visible approach to a limit.. but we know that -6378.14 is the symbol infinity...

Suggetion is for someone to use python and beautifulsoup to approach the problem of finding the absolute largest number calculable on this calculator

[7] 2021/05/15 23:38 - / High-school/ University/ Grad student / A little /

- Purpose of use
- Used orbital parameters of a GPS satellite in space engine to see what the earth looks like from there.

[8] 2021/05/11 10:37 20 years old level / High-school/ University/ Grad student / Useful /

- Purpose of use
- Checking speed and orbital rate of Starlink Satellites. Nice tool. :)

[9] 2021/04/29 03:09 60 years old level or over / An engineer / Useful /

- Purpose of use
- Checking velocity required for geostationary orbit.
- Comment/Request
- Would love to see it available in imperial units as well as SI.

[10] 2021/04/28 06:58 50 years old level / An office worker / A public employee / Very /

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