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LightSail 2 Orbital Wobble

LightSail 2 Orbital Wobble

Justin Mansell, Purdue University

LightSail 2 Orbital Wobble
Earth’s uneven gravity makes LightSail 2’s orbit precess, or wobble. The direction of the Sun (red arrow) relative to the orbit also changes over time as the Earth orbits the Sun.

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