Orbit set up

The STFS orbit experiment will explore the concept of orbit – from orbit.  Our small ‘orbiter’ is a steel wire ball tied with a string to a small stand that has a force sensor.  As the ISS orbits the Earth in a very large orbit, and the Earth orbits the Sun in an even larger orbit, we can make our small orbiter orbit the stand in a small orbit that we can record with a video camera.

 

orbit ball

Our small orbiter (steel mesh ball), inside a large orbiter (ISS), following a much larger orbiter (Earth), following an even larger orbiter (the Sun).  Where does this end?

 

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