A satellite with mass $m$ orbits a planet of mass $M$ in a circular path with radius $r$ and velocity $v$. Due to some internal technical failure, the satellite breaks into two, similar parts with ...
I want to find out how to predict Iridium flares, but I don't know where to start. If I know Solar position, Iridium satelites' TLE and it's shape, I need a magnitude(time) function for some place on ...
When observing clouds from a geostationary satellite, they appear displaced because of the parallax effect. The satellite looks at the clouds "at an angle" and it projects them on a point of the earth ...
Suppose enough satellites were destroyed in orbit to cause so much debris from the explosions that a chain reaction destroying other satellites took over to generating more and more debris (even ...
Say we're running an experiment on a satellite in some earth orbit. For example, maybe we're imaging something with transmission electron microscope or we're catching atoms in ion traps --- really ...