If a satellite drops to a lower orbit, how does this affect its centripetal force, period, tangential speed, and angular velocity?
The Attempt at a Solution
Because of the formula above, the satellite experiences an increase in Fc when it drops to a lower orbit.
This is where I am confused:Its period, or the time it takes for one revolution, would increase because it now has a shorter distance to travel correct? And the tangential and angular speed would remain the same I assume (assuming no friction due to atmosphere)?
I am also confused about the difference between tangential velocity and angular. From what I understand angular is the speed of the satellite moving in a circle? And idk about tangential.