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A satellite is in a 1.5-hour-period circular orbit around Earth. If the satellite moves to a new orbit with radius twice that of the original, the new period is (a) $2.4$ hours; (b) $2.8$ hours; (c) $3.0$ hours; (d) $4.2$ hours.

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1 of 7In this task we have to calculate period of the satellite if we know:

$\begin{aligned} &T_1=1.5 \text{ h}\\ &r_2=2 r_1\\ \end{aligned}$

Now, we have to find $T_2$. First, we have to define period T.

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