Earth Satellites



This system shows how small bodies would behave in orbit around our own planet.  The earth was put at the origin and has a true mass in kg.  6 small satellites orbit it in varying paths.  To simulate the sun’s lighting effects (but not gravitational effects!), one of the satellites acts as a light source and has an in plane circular orbit with a period very close to 24 hours.

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