WELCOME

TO

THE ORBITAL MECHANICS GROUP


The Team:

Russell Gulman
rgulman@ucsd.edu
Edward Pilatowicz
epilatow@ucsd.edu
Jerry Schroeder
jeschroe@ucsd.edu
James Uyloan
juyloan@ucsd.edu
Fernando Simonet
fernando@ucsd.edu
Hsuehsen Cheng
hscheng@ucsd.edu



News Flash:

Etoile Update




Two planets have been sighted orbiting around the recently discovered red giant: "Etoile". Tentatively named "Planet A" & "PlanetB", they differ in size and composition significantly, and may offer clues to the beginning of our own Solar System.

So far, the only clear information about Planet A & B are their classifications as a large gaseous giant and terrestrial planet respecively. Their orbital characteristics have also been approximated from extrapolations of the observations made so far. There is also believed to be a moon around Planet A, given away by pertubations in its motion.

Here are the physical and orbital characteristcs known to date:

 

 

Resources:



Orbital Mechanics Tutorial






Solar System Simulator