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Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model Documents

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Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model 

written by Loo Kang Wee

The Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model is a simple angular velocity model that uses Java3D for a realistic visualization of satellites in geostationary orbits. Students can view and explore the behavior of geostationary orbits, non-geostationary orbits, and non-physical orbits. This model tests the Java 3D  implementation of the EJS 3D library.  A warning message will appear if the Java 3D library is not available.

The Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.   Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the map and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

Last Modified August 25, 2013

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Source Code Documents

Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Last Modified April 8, 2012