Introduction to Orbit Types

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An orbit is a closed “path” around which a planet or satellite travels.  In the simplest sense, orbits are a type of "racetrack" in space that a satellite "drives" around. How fast would a car have to “drive” to stay in orbit? In this course you will learn the basics of orbits. You will learn the Keplerian orbital elements, Kepler’s laws, and coordinate systems.

This course will introduce you to various orbital transfers and their uses.