Which is larger - the total energy of the 2.00 kg satellite in its 160. km orbit or the total energy in its 144 km orbit. Explain why the two answers are different.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Ok the total energy of 2.00 satellite in 160km orbit is -6.09x10^7 J and the total energy of 2.00 satellite in 144km orbit is -6.12x10^7 J.

How do I do the explaining part? I dont' think its simple as just saying their at different distances. Why is the satellite in the 160km orbit have a greater Etotal than the satellite in the 144km orbit?

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