Activity: Satellites and escape speed

IB Physics: Activity: Satellites and escape speed

Have a look at this website spacebook.Fascinating isn"t it. Don"t spend too long looking at the satellites passing over your house we have work to do.Orbits don"t have to be circular but since you haven"t studied the equations for elliptical motion we will only consider circular ones. Consider the orbiting body shown.By following a similar method show that the speed of an orbiting satellite is given by:

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