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Weight of an object put in a satellite orbiting in space around the earth is

[A]. the same as on the earth
[B]. slightly more than that on the earth
[C]. less than that on the earth
[D]. reduced to zero

Answer: Option D


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Ankeeta said: (May 24, 2012)  
Weight is the product of mass and gravitational acceleration-g. In space g is zero, hence weight is zero but mass is same as that on earth.

Siya said: (Jan 22, 2013)  
But since its orbiting around earth some gravitational pull is acting on it.

So its weight should be near to zero or less than that on earth.

Nagasrisai said: (Jun 22, 2017)  
Sir satellite is also moving around the earth so weight is entirely dependent on gravity. So gravity is less at space so weight is less than earth.

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