November 30, 2015

Homework Help: physics

Posted by Sam on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 9:35pm.

Two satellites are orbiting the Earth in stable circular orbits. Satellite A has a mass m and is located at a distance 2r from the center of the Earth. Satellite B has a mass 2m and is located at a distance r from the center of the Earth. Which one of the following statements concerning this situation is false?

The mass that a satellite has does not affect its orbital speed

The gravitational force of the Earth acting on satellite B is greater than the Earth's gravitational force acting on satellite A.

The centripetal force on satellite B is eight times greater than the centripetal force on satellite A.

Satellite B has a greater orbital speed than satellite A does.

Satellite A has a greater centripetal acceleration than satellite B does.

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