A satellite is in circular orbit around an unknown planet. The satellite has a speed of 1.70*10^4 m/s and the radius of the orbit is 5.25*10^6 m. A second satellite also has a circular orbit around this same planet. The orbit of this second satellite has a radius of 8.60*10^6 m. What is the orbital speed of the second satellite?
A satellite orbiting a planet has a centripetal force acting on it that keeps the satellite in the circular path and prevents it from moving in a straight line. This force is provided by the gravitational force of attraction between the planet and the...
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