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Weightlessness in a Satellite-feeling weightless

Weightless astronaut-Weightlessness in Orbiting Satellites In this post we will discuss how does an astronaut feel weightless in a nearby orbit and what is the secret behind this weightlessness in a satellite? To start with lets see how we feel this weight. If an object rests on a surface, its weight acts downwards on the