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What supplies the centripetal force for a satellite in orbit around the Earth?

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The centripetal force to hold a satellite in orbit about the earth is supplied by gravity. Description about the orbit is known by equating the gravitational force between the satellite and earth to the centripetal force.

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Centripetal force supplied by gravity does no ...

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