By how much the orbital velocity of Moon has to increase for it to cease to remain the earth’s satellite?

A. 2 times
B. 3 times
C. √2 times
D. √3 times

Answer

Correct Answer: C. √2 times

Detailed About MCQs

If the speed of a satellite orbiting close to the earth is made √2 times (or increased by 41%) then it will escape from the gravitational field. Moon is a natural satellite of the earth.

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