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But what if you launch at an angle (ie no longer perpendicular to the radius)? Is it still possible to achieve a circular orbit if the perpendicular component is still Sqrt[Gm/R]?

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But what if you launch at an angle (ie no longer perpendicular to the radius)? Is it still possible to achieve a circular orbit if the perpendicular component is still Sqrt[Gm/R]?

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Mt guess is that you will end up with some sort of ellipse.

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You will definitely have a non-circular ellipse.

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