A satellite is orbiting the earth. If a payload of material is added until it doubles the satellite’s mass, the earth’s pull of gravity on t

A satellite is orbiting the earth. If a payload of material is added until it doubles the satellite’s mass, the earth’s pull of gravity on this satellite will double but the satellite’s orbit will not be affected. A satellite is orbiting the earth. If a payload of material is added until it doubles the satellite’s mass, the earth’s pull of gravity on this satellite will double but the satellite’s orbit will not be affected. True False

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  1. Answer:

    Explanation:

    True, provided that the extra mass is also already in the same orbit itself.

    If the extra mass is NOT in the same orbit, it’s called a collision and the orbits of both will be altered due to the changes in momentum and kinetic energy.

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