Satellite Orbits

60 Minutes

Dieter Klaes

Satellite Orbits

Published: 02 November 2011

Satellite orbits depend on the flying height of the satellites. This height is definded by gravitational and centrifugal forces. Geostationary satellites operate in a height of 36000 km and provide high temporal resolution. In contrast polar satellites are found closer to the surface and therefore offer higher spatial resolution. The second lecture of the satellite course leads from the physical principals to benefits and limitations of selected satellite orbits.

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Filed under Keywords:

EUMETSAT, GEO, LEO, Orbit, Keppler