8D30.10 - Satellite Models - Van Allen Satellite Model
Plug in the model. Press the button and observe a low Earth satellite orbit.
Examples of actual spacecraft are available for presentation.
Many smaller models of the larger spacecraft are also available.
- Jeff Whittaker, "Demonstrating Circular Motion with a Model Satellite/Earth System", TPT, Vol. 46, # 4, April 2008, p. 237.
- "Figuring Physics", TPT, Vol. 48, # 8, Nov. 2010.
- Jearl Walker, "1.187, Intelligence Satellites", The Flying Circus of Physics, p. 80.
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