Hubble’s orbital path
This animation, taken from Hubblecast 78: Dr J Q&A part 1, shows the speed at which Hubble orbits the Earth and the approximate location of its orbit.
Hubble is in orbit around Earth at an altitude of about 545 kilometres and its orbit is inclined with respect to the Earth’s equator at angle of about 28.5 degrees.
It zooms along in its orbit at a speed of 28 000 kilometres per hour, meaning that it completes an entire orbit in just under 97 minutes. In other words, Hubble circles the Earth almost 15 times every day!Credit:
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|Release date:||22 October 2014, 19:30|