In this activity, you will explore resources to develop an understanding of how satellites work, especially how they stay in orbit.
As you explore the following resources, be sure to take notes as needed to make sure that you understand how satellite orbits work.
- What Does Falling Have to Do with Orbits?
- Satellite Menagerie
- The Heart of Satellite Orbits
- Atmospheric Drag
- Why Do Satellites Stay in Orbit?
Explain, in you own words, how a satellite stays in orbit around the earth and what, if anything, might cause it to fall.
This esheet is a part of the Satellite Orbits lesson.