I'll use the Earth and Sun as an example.
Sun (M) 1.9891×10^30 KG, or 1,989,100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 in non-scientific notation.
Earth (m) 5.9736×10^24 KG, or 5,973,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 in non-scientific notation.
G = 6.67*10^-11, or 0.0000000000667 in non-scientific notation.
r = 149,597,892 kilometers
Force between Sun and Earth
Circumference of orbit is 939,951,276.999 in kilometers.
Travel time is 365.26 days for a full orbit.
2,573,375.888 Kilometers per day.
There is a relationship between the speed and the force. The further away from the sun a planet is, the lesser the force between them. The lesser the force, the lesser the speed of the orbiting planet.
Does anyone have an equation where I can punch in the force and get a travel speed?
Last edited by Gathon.zypher
on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.