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## Homework Statement

If a satellite drops to a lower orbit, how does this affect its centripetal force, period, tangential speed, and angular velocity?

## Homework Equations

Fc=m(v

^{2}/r)

## 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.