Artificial Satellites

How do satellites work?

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2015-12-08 10:06:14
2015-12-08 10:06:14

Satellites orbit celestial bodies because the force of gravity (always attractive) is balanced with the satellites forward momentum. Think of it as constantly falling over the edge of the Earth. In other words, if you could hit a golf ball far and fast enough, it would fall over the edge of Earth and keep going. If you remove gravity, it would shoot off into space in a straight line. If you remove forward momentum, it will fall to the ground. (see link) == ==

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