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 introduces you to various orbit types and the orbital elements that define them. You will also learn about the common uses and benefits of the different orbit types.