Two very simple questions, but ironically I've listened to a number of podcasts and articles that leave me confused as they don't always sound consistent so... 1. Is a satellite that orbits a planet (i.e. a satellite in free fall) feel the GR effects of the gravity of the planet? In other words, disregarding SR for the moment, is a clock on a satellite ticking at the same rate as a clock in the middle of space. I'm guessing they will because neither feels gravity. 2. If you are standing on the North Pole and a satellite is orbiting around the equator, and disregarding any gravitational effects and only addressing SR effects, does a clock on the North Pole tick at the same rate as a clock on the satellite. I'm guessing it will since the distance between the satellite and observer never changes. Thanks, hope to bury these questions once and for all.