Using the well established classical equation to determine the sum of kinetic and potential energies of a satellite at two different altitudes, the result is a lower total energy at the higher altitude. Since the speed is less and the height is greater I think I understand this result. Yet I would have thought it would take more energy to place a satellite in a higher orbit. What am I missing in this understanding?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Basic Astrodynamics

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