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A satellite of mass $m$ is in a circular orbit around a planet (of mass $M$ and radius $R$) at a height of $R$ above the surface of the planet.

What is the kinetic energy of the satellite?

A

$ \cfrac {GMm}{8R} $

B

$ \cfrac {GMm}{6R} $

C

$ \cfrac {GMm}{4R} $

D

$ \cfrac {GMm}{2R} $

E

$ \cfrac {GMm}{R} $

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