Orbital motion



A satellite is any object which orbits another object due to effect of gravity.  The Moon is a natural satellite of the Earth, the Earth is a natural satellite of the Sun, and there are thousands of artificial satellites in orbit around the Earth at any given time.  In this video, we’ll look at the orbital motion of such satellites.

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Key Words

velocity, planet, satellite, moon, orbital motion, natural satellite, artificial satellite, orbit, speed, gravity, circular motion