**Overview**

Students studying physics use Internet resources to determine the orbital
period of satellites. Using Newton's Universal Law of Gravity, students
then calculate satellite orbital velocities and altitudes. A* printable
version of this activity is found here.*

- Moving Stars?
- Internet Tracking Maps
- Part I - Determine the orbital period of Yohkoh
- Part II - Determine the orbital velocity of Yohkoh
- Part III - Determine the orbiting altitude of Yohkoh
- Monitoring a Satellite Network

**Learning Outcomes**

By completing this activity, the learner will:

- view real-time maps showing satellite orbital paths on the Internet,
- estimate satellite orbital periods,
- calculate satellite orbital speeds,
*and* - determine satellite orbital alititudes.

Back to the Classroom or onward to Moving Stars

Lesson designed by the YPOP
Team

For questions about this lesson, please contact
Tim Slater