AiS Challenge Team Abstract

Team Number: 030

School Name: Farmington High School

Area of Science: Orbital Mechanics

Project Title: In Orbit



With hundreds of functional artificial satellites, powering today's world of technology, an important issue faced by many scientists, is the problem of the mechanics of orbit. The objective of this experiment is to scientifically determine the changes of orbits of objects in space. A study of orbital mechanics must be conducted in order to achieve this goal. Physics, in collaboration with Calculus, will be used to calculate differential equations for each position. Velocity and acceleration will be determined in order to sufficiently represent the centrifugal and non-centrifugal positions of each object. C++ will be used to graphically demonstrate the orbits of these objects.

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