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The orbital speed and the orbital radius of a satellite moving around a planet of mass
4.68x1023 kg are 3759 m/s and 6.25x108 m . Determine the orbital radius of the second
satellite if its orbital speed is 5346 m/s
(a) 1.57x10 m
(b) 2.17x10 m
(c) 4.39x108 m
(d) 3.09 x10
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The orbital speed and the orbital radius of a satellite moving around a planet of mass 4.68x1023 kg are 3759 m/s and 6.25x108 m . Determine the orbital radius of the second satellite if its orbital speed is 5346 m/s (a) 1.57x10 m (b) 2.17x10 m (c) 4.39x108 m (d) 3.09 x10

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The expression for the first satellite’s orbital speed is,

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GM 1

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Here, R1 is the first satellite’s orbital radius, G is the gravitational constant and M is the planet’s mass about which the satellite is orbiting.

The expression for the second satellite’s orbital speed is,

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GM 2 2

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Here, R2 is the second satellite’s orbital radius.

Take the rati...

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