Description

Inspired by the inclusion of a British astronaut on the International Space Station, explanations and demonstrations that lead to an understanding of how satellites stay above the Earth are described. This is a mixture of separate ideas that have been demonstrated successfully at a public exhibition of science-based activities. Although some post-16 mathematics is included, the items being described are intended to help non-specialists and can be used with students aged 11 19 and possibly younger, they are also suitable for use with mature students.

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