I agree with other commenters, it does seem to jerk about a bit - Easing at the apexes would help.
Other things to consider: darken and scale the satellite slightly on the return path.

Flash is fantastic for this sort of animation (although its texture rendering is abysmal). After effects would be the ultimate application, although the learning curve is much steeper.

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