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Member Since 24 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 14 2014 08:37 AM

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(another) planetary gravity question

24 January 2012 - 03:28 PM

Hi, i've looked through a few topics on this but i can't find an answer. I understand - tentatively - how orbital gravity works, i've read and mostly understood the code examples given before. But what i don't understand is how an object such as a satelite when in orbit always retains its orientation relative to the object it is orbiting. Is this artificial or does it happen naturally? And if its natural how would this be incorporated in a script. I realise that i could reorientate based on previous position but if there is a physics explanation then i'd like to incorporate it.