Spacecraft in Orbit
Application ID: 104341
This model demonstrates how to solve an ordinary differential equation for the motion of a spacecraft about a planet. In addition to computing the path, it is possible to use several results presentation features to make interesting visualizations. For a full description of this model, see our accompanying blog post "Computing and Visualizing Satellite Orbits in COMSOL®”.
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however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
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