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Projectile and Satellite Orbits


Projectile and Satellite Orbits

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A simulation to show the orbit an object will make defined by specific parameters.
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: September 17, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 09, 2001


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Barbara Gaal
15 years ago

Barbara Gaal (Student)

This site is informative.

Technical Remarks:

The world image took a long time to download. The cartoons are good

Avatar for Victor Pantoja
15 years ago

Victor Pantoja (Student)

Interesting site to learn how satellites orbit the earth. Although it does not
give too much information, and it does not apply to information technology at

Technical Remarks:

The java applet was really cool.

Avatar for Heather Putigna
15 years ago

Heather Putigna (Administrator)

Nice website. Like the animation on the website. It also had some good

Avatar for Susan Treble
15 years ago

Susan Treble (Student)

This site lacked any important information about information technology. While
it is more of a physics site, I thought it even lacked enough information to
explain to concept of projectile orbits.

Avatar for Nirav Shah
15 years ago

Nirav Shah (Student)

I think this is not an information technology site rather it is Physics things.
I spent few minutes with it was kind of fun to watch how Satellite orbits work.

Avatar for Scott Goult
15 years ago

Scott Goult (Student)

This site was not very educational or interesting, but it did occupy about 3
minutes of my time playing with it. This site is basically a joke.

Avatar for James Chapko
15 years ago

James Chapko (Student)

A rather interesting site that demonstrates the basic physics required to keep
satellites in orbit. However, no mention is made about how this site is related
to Information Technology.

Avatar for Gene Doffin
15 years ago

Gene Doffin (Student)

Provides some information on satellite orbits and an applet to test the starting
velocity of an object circling the earth. It has some physics information
regarding this as well.