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Keplerian Elements Tutorial
This tutorial explains the Keplerian elements, the seven numbers which are required to define the orbit of a satellite. Each section addresses one of the elements, giving a literal definition as well as a practical explanation in simple language with some examples of typical numeric values.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Mathematics
  • Space science
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No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-296
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Publisher: The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation