Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 10 - Think and Explain: 58


The speed of a satellite in orbit is independent of its mass.

Work Step by Step

If the satellite mass were, say, doubled, the gravitational force on it would also double, but so would its inertia, so its acceleration and motion would remain the same.
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