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orbital speed of satellite

6. Two satellites orbit the Earth, with satellite 1 at a greater altitude than satellite 2. (a) Which satellite has the greater orbital speed? Explain. (b) Calculate the orbital speed of a satellite that orbits at an altitude of one Earth radius above the surface of the Earth. (c) Calculate the orbital speed of a satellite that orbits at an altitude of two Earth radii above the surface of the Earth.

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The solution explains how to calculate the orbital speed of the satellite when its altitude is known.

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