Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 10 - Think and Explain: 56

Answer

Yes, toward the center.

Work Step by Step

The direction of the satellite's velocity is continuously changing, meaning it is accelerating. The acceleration is in the direction of the net force on it, toward the Earth’s center.
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