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Object in Perfect Circular Orbit

Article 66 in Astrodynamics

2020-11-19 13:30:48 from bugfish
Object in Perfect Circular Orbit
Astrodynamics / Equation
Last Review on: 2021-02-27 06:26:45 | Hits: 176

For an object in space in a perfect circular orbit around another object (should be rare) the equation to calculate velocity of the orbiting object is:

Equation Image

Scientifical designations:

v = Velocity in m/s
G = Gravitational Constant
r = Radius in Meters
M = Mass of the Central Body in kg

Animation of an object orbiting another object in a perfect circular route:

Orbit Gif

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