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How high is geosynchronous orbit KSP?

Orbital altitudes and semi-major axes of Kerbal’s major bodies

How high is geosynchronous orbit KSP?

Orbital altitudes and semi-major axes of Kerbal’s major bodies

Body Synchronous orbit Tidally locked
Altitude
Kerbin 2 863.33 km No
Mun 2 970.56 km † Yes
Minmus 357.94 km No

What is kerbin geosynchronous orbit?

Kerbisynchronous Equatorial Orbit (or KEO for short) is the stationary orbit of the planet Kerbin, a very useful orbit for satellites. A spacecraft on this orbit will appear stationary when viewed from the surface.

Is the ISS in a geosynchronous orbit?

The International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope are both in LEO. A geostationary or geosynchronous orbit is located at an altitude of 36,000 km, and takes a lot more energy to reach than LEO. At this higher altitude it takes the satellite a full 24 hours to orbit the Earth.

Is Minmus tidally locked?

Minmus is no longer tidally locked to Kerbin. Minmus’ mass reduced. Synchronous orbit is now possible. Previously, it would have required an altitude of 4 302.99 km, outside Minmus’ sphere of influence.

How long is a day in KSP?

6 hours long
A solar Kerbin day is 6 hours long, the Mun has an orbital period of 38.6 hours which defines a Kerbin month, and Kerbin has an orbital period of 2556.5 hours which defines a Kerbin year.

Are geostationary orbits circular?

geostationary orbit, a circular orbit 35,785 km (22,236 miles) above Earth’s Equator in which a satellite’s orbital period is equal to Earth’s rotation period of 23 hours and 56 minutes.

How do you get a perfect orbit in KSP?

Steps to Orbit and Back

  1. Launch Preparation. Set thrust to maximum by hitting Z.
  2. Accelerate to 100 m/s. Launch by hitting the space bar and keep the rocket pointed straight up until the vehicle’s speed is 100 m/s.
  3. Pitch 10 degrees East.
  4. Stage.
  5. Get apoapsis above 70 km.
  6. Get periapsis above 70 km.
  7. De-orbiting.
  8. Re-entry.

Why are Starlink satellites not geosynchronous?

Because Starlink satellites are in a low orbit, the round-trip data time between the user and the satellite – also known as latency – is much lower than with satellites in geostationary orbit.

Can Kerbal Space Center launch into polar or equatorial orbits?

A polar orbit is always possible, while for equatorial orbits the craft has to start from the equator. As the Kerbal Space Center is near the equator it is possible to launch into almost all inclinations without additional orbital maneuvers.

What is a geosynchronous orbit?

A geosynchronous or, more specifically, geostationary orbit is an orbit where your orbital period is equal to that of the gravitational body’s “day” (specifically the sidereal time or sidereal rotation period ), so you remain in the same spot over the planet consistently.

How hard is it to launch a rocket to orbit Kerbin?

This tutorial describes a simple launch profile to get a vehicle to Orbit over Kerbin, and back again. Difficulty: Harder than a suborbital flight, easier than an orbital intercept. Rocket assembled and ready to launch. TT18-A Launch Stability Enhancers optional. 0.25 The rocket should preferably be liquid fueled with at least two stages.

Why is Kerbin in synchronous orbit?

to make the clover appearance. For Kerbin, that equate to 70k for PE, 3117k for AP, and around 63 degree inclination. One advantage of a synchronous orbit is that they allow dropping multiple payloads from one craft, because the orbit will periodically travel above the same point on the body’s surface.