A3_2: Waving to the ISS

Daniel Potts, Eleanor Morton, Michele Capoccia, Rosie Hodnett, Sam Shingles


The aim of this paper was to determine how long it takes the ISS to repeat an orbit. We created an orbital simulation of the International Space Station (ISS) using official orbital data, from which we found that the time taken for the ISS to travel along a pre-travelled orbit (same latitude and within 1o longitude) was 6 days 21 hours and 21 minutes.

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