True Anomaly vs. Mean Anomaly

This video explains what the Mean Anomaly is, how it relates to the True Anomaly, and how to use the Mean Anomaly to propagate a simple 2-body orbit.

In case the links don't work within the video: 
Basic Orbit Shapes video
Cartesian vs. Keplerian Elements video

As promised, here are the scripts which will do the conversions between True Anomaly, Mean Anomaly, and Eccentric Anomaly: AnomalyConversions.zip 

Basic Orbit Shapes

This is the first video posted on Orbit Nerd!  It is an introduction to the basic shapes for satellite orbits. Covering circular, elliptical, parabolic, and hyperbolic orbits.

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