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A satellite is always falling freely - how come it is always at the same height then?


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It is not true that a satellite is falling, there is gravitational force applied to keep it in an orbit.

Not all satellites are perfectly stationary in this way - for instance the earth is slowly losing its grip on the moon its natural satellite.

Those in geo-stationery orbit are kept at their distance by gravity.

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