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The geocentric satellite a€?Apple' was first launched into an elliptic orbit with the perigee (nearest point) of rp = 6570 km and apogee (farthest point) at rA = 42,250 km. The respective velocities were vp = 10.25 km/s and vA = 1.594 km/s. Show that the above data are consistent with the conservation of angular momentum of the satellite about the centre of the earth.

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The geocentric satellite a€?Apple' was first launched into an elliptic orbit w

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