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Answer to Question #72147 in Classical Mechanics for ADP

Question #72147
Two satellites of same mass m are revolving around earth(M) in same orbit of radius r. Rotational directions of the 2 satellites are opposite, therefore they can collide. Total mechanical energy of the system (both satellites and earth) is (m<<M) __?
1)-GMm/r
2)-2GMm/r
3)-GMm/2r
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Assignment Expert
29.12.17, 15:44

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ADP
29.12.17, 10:20

1)Does the rotation of the satellites need to be opposite?
2)What happened to the effect of one satellite on other? Won't that affect the total energy?

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