Template:OrbitAltitude
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This template calculates the altitude of an orbit, given the mass of the planet, the planet's radius and the period of the orbit. The altitude will be calculated by {{OrbitAltitude/Core}} and then parsed with {{Formatnum}} and adding a unit.
Parameters
#/Name | Optional | Description | Default |
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period or 1 | No | Period of the orbit in seconds | |
mass or 2 | No | Mass of central body in kilograms | |
radius or 3 | Yes | Radius of central body in meters | 0 |
factor or f | Yes | Factor in which the altitude should be shown. Available values: None (m), k (km), M (Mm), G (Gm). If the radius was given kilometers it uses the factor k. | None |
body or b | Yes | Uses the sidereal rotation period, mass and radius as default from the given body. Can be overwritten. | Not set (makes the first three parameters mandatory) |
period factor or pf | Yes | Multiplies the period with this value. Useful to easily calculate semi-synchronous orbits (pf=1/2 then). | 1 |
Examples
Usage | Result |
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{{OrbitAltitude | period=64980 | mass=4.515e21 | radius=320000 | factor=k}} |
2 862.36 km |
{{OrbitAltitude | period=64980 | mass=4.515e21 | radius=320000}} |
2 862 362.24 m |