(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

a satellite has a period of T and orbital radius R. If you wish to increase the period to 8T what must the new orbital radius be. (answer= 4T, I just dont know how they got it)

2. Relevant equations

R1 cubed/ T1 squared = R2 cubed/ T2 squared

3. The attempt at a solution

The answer i got was 8

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# Homework Help: Orbital radius vs period question

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