Free falling in outer space - Matt J. Carlson
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NASA has a number of good web pages on satellites and their orbits including this one on types of orbits.
There are many physics web sites that describe the motion of satellites.
A few java applications where you can attempt to make a satellite orbit correctly:
The Angry Birds Space game can be used to demonstrate some orbits. Launch a bird slowly and it falls inwards, too hard and it flies out of orbit. Launch it just right and it goes around and around awhile.
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