Looking for a demo? When 'A picture is worth a 1000 words.' This is an AVI that demonstrates a satellite's orbit of the Earth at GEO.
It starts with the satellite positioned behind the Earth and circles as the Earth rotates. The body of the satellite points at the Earth while the solar panels rotate to track the Sun.
The intention was to provide a means to stimulate discussion in a training environment and to point out significant attributes of a satellite's orbit from a general perspective. Specifically designed for use as a training aid and provide a background during discussion. This can be used to show solar array tracking, attitude control system basic principals, Earth pointing, a standard GEO orbit, orbit at equinox or as part of eclipse discussions.
This AVI contains 720 frames and runs in 24 seconds start to finish. It is rendered in letterbox format, non-interlaced at 3 resolutions 1280x720, 1024x600 and 736x398, compression was done using Cinepak Codec by Radius with the quality set to 100%. The final render stops one frame from the starting point so it is set to loop smoothly when set to repeat using media player or the application of your choice.
There are no textures or models included in this package it only includes the AVI and JPG files.