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When a satellite in circular orbit slows, perhaps due to the firing of retro rocket, it ends up gaining more speed than it had initially. Why?

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As the satellite follows a circular orbit, it always obeys the law of conservation of angular momentum at any instant of time.

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The law of conservation of angu...

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