Gravitational pull on a satellite ..........

Asked by  | 13th Oct, 2008, 07:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Astronauts don't feel gravity while in orbit, because it is being used to keep them in orbit, and at their certain speed and altitude is not strong enough to actually do more than that (or less).

This is not to say that gravity does not work on them. On the contrary, gravity oppose their straight line movement, it is changing their direction all the time, otherwise they would have been going at a straight line into space.

Answered by  | 23rd Oct, 2008, 12:58: AM

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