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3 Satellites

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The table below lists the specifications for three different satellites in their circular orbits around the earth. Rank the satellites according to their orbital speeds, greatest first.

Mass of Satellite Radius of Orbital Path
Satellite 1 $M$ $R$
Satellite 2 $2M$ $R$
Satellite 3 $2M$ $2R$
A

1, 2, 3

B

1 and 2 tie, 3

C

1, 2 and 3 tie

D

1 and 3 tie, 2

E

all tie