A satellite is in circular orbit of radius R about a star of mass M . The star
suddenly undergoes an explosion in which one percent of its mass is blown spherically
symmetrically to a large distance. What are the new nearest and furthest distances of
the satellite’s orbit around the star?
The Attempt at a Solution
Am i right in thinking that both the angular momentum and energy of the star decrease..the new J = 0.99mrv and the new KE = 1/2 (0.99m)v^2? Same PE?