Civil Engineering - Applied Mechanics - Discussion


The following factor affects the orbit of a satellite up to an altitude of 720 km from the earth's surface

[A]. uneven distribution of the gravitational field
[B]. gravity of the sun and the moon
[C]. aerodynamic forces
[D]. none of these.

Answer: Option D


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Hari Prasanna said: (May 18, 2016)  
The gravitational field is even over the earth atmosphere and also earth's gravitational pull plays a major role rather than that of sun and moon.

It all depend on upon the escape velocity and the velocity at which satellite is placed into the orbit.

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