Problem 12.7: Determine the speed for circular orbit

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A satellite orbits a planet as shown in the animation (position is given in 103 km and time is given in Earth days). If the satellite's orbit above the planet were doubled, what would its speed have to be in order for it to stay in a circular orbit? Restart.

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