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Suppose that a small communications satellite with mass mA is orbiting the Earth in a circular orbit. If we launch a second satellite B with twice the mass of A into circular orbit at the same orbital

Suppose that a small communications satellite with mass mA is orbiting the Earth in a circular orbit. If we launch a second satellite B with twice the mass of A into circular orbit at the same orbital radius as satellite A, which of the following statements will be TRUE? Select ALL that apply:
(A) Satellites A and B will experience the same local value of gravitational acceleration.
(B) Satellites A and B will have the same orbital speed.
(C) Satellites A and B will experience the same strength of gravitational force from the Earth.
(D) Satellites A and B will have the same orbital period.

Suppose that a small communications satellite with mass mA is orbiting the Earth in a circular orbit. If we launch a second satellite B with twice the mass of A into circular orbit at the same orbital radius as satellite A, which of the following statements will be TRUE? Select ALL that apply: (A) Satellites A and B will experience the same local value of gravitational acceleration. (B) Satellites A and B will have the same orbital speed. (C) Satellites A and B will experience the same strength of gravitational force from the Earth. (D) Satellites A and B will have the same orbital period.

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