Orbital Velocity Calculator

The Orbital Velocity Calculator will calculate the orbital velocity of an object in micro-world or a planet in macro-world when rotating around a fixed point (around a planet or the Sun in macro world).

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Orbital Velocity Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The orbital velocity of an object in micro-world or a planet in macro-world when rotating around a fixed point (around a planet or the Sun in macro world) is m/s
Orbital velocity calculation
v = 2 × π × R/T
v = 2 × × /
v = /
v =
Orbital Velocity Calculator Input Values
Distance of the object or planet from the centre of rotation (R) m
Period of rotation (T) s
The circular constant pi (π)

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Orbital velocity Formula and Calculation

Use the following equation to calculate the orbital velocity of an object in micro-world or a planet in macro-world when rotating around a fixed point (around a planet or the Sun in macro world).

v = 2 × π × R/T

Remark! When you don't want to write the numbers in standard form, please insert 0 (zero) in the exponent box for powers of ten.

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