A satellite GeoSAT is in a circular geostationary orbit of radius RG above a point P on the equator. Another satellite ComSAT is in a lower circular orbit of radius 0.81RG. At 7 P.M. on January 1, ComSAT is sighted directly above P. On which day among the following can ComSAT be sighted directly above P between 7 P.M. and 8 P.M. ??
(a) Jan 3
(b) Jan 9
(c) Jan 15
(d) Jan 21
2. The attempt at a solution
I am sorry but I am unable to think of any possible way to solve this problem. Will Keplar's equations help?? I am totally confused!! Please help!!
For your assistance, the answer given is January 9.