i was wondering, is there a particular formula to calculate the velocity of a object in an elliptical orbit. Lets say a satellite orbiting around the earth, and the orbit is elliptical, so how do u calculate the velocity at a certain distance from earth. I tried using the v^2=GM/r, but thats only for circular orbits.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

thx for ur time

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Elliptical orbit

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**