Gravity and Planetary Orbits

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Gravity and Planetary Orbits

Artificial satellites were sent up by humans for 4 main purposes:

  • Monitoring the Earth, e.g. weather and climate
  • Communications, e.g. phone and TV
  • Space research such as the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Spying on baddies

Geostationary satellites:

  • In high orbits over the equator which take exactly 24hours to complete
  • Meaning they stay above the same point on the Earth's surface because the Earth rotates with them
  • Making…


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