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hmm....i came across this qn which ask whether a satellite which has twice the mass of the other will have a higher gravitational potnetial energy......so the formula for GPE will be -GMm/r right? i deduce that since the mass of satellite i greater it will posses greater GPE but i was wrong

the reason i got was the satellite with bigger mass will have a more negative GPE so its GPE is lower :surprised so i was wondering is this really the case? i thought that the magnitude of the GPE tells you how much PE the object posses in the orbit?

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Negative GPE?

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