Let's assume I shoot an object from a high tower horizontal to the earth's surface. As far as I understand, depending on the velocity I will get different types of orbits. With decreasing velocity I will go from
- hyperbolic orbit where the focal point is the earth's center
- parabolic orbit where the focal point is the earth's center
- elliptic orbit where the earth's center is that focal point that is nearest to the tower
- circular orbit where the earth's center is the center of the circle
- crash orbit
My question is about the last orbit. If earth was transparent for the thrown object,...
Would orbit 5 be an ellipse with the center of earth being at the focal point furthest from the tower?