If an artificial satellite is shifted from LEO to HEO, will the value of ‘g’ increase or decrease? Why?

If an artificial satellite is shifted from LEO to HEO, the value of ‘g’ decreases. This is because as the satellite is shifted from LEO to HEO, its distance from earth’s surface increases. Because as distance increases the value of g will decrease.


Extra Information:
There are 4 types of orbits, they are:
1. GEO (Geostationary earth orbit)
2. MEO (medium earth orbit)
3. LEO (Low earth orbit) and
4. HEO (Highly elliptical orbit)


Geostationary Earth Orbit
These satellites have almost a distance of 36,000 km to the earth.
E.g. All radio and TV, whether satellite etc, are launched in this orbit.

Medium Earth Orbit
Satellite at different orbits operates at different heights. The MEO satellite operates at about 5000 to 12000 km away from the earth's surface.
These orbits have moderate number of satellites.

Low Earth Orbit
LEO satellites operate at a distance of about 500-1500 km.

Highly Elliptical Orbit
This orbit is made for satellites that do not revolve in circular orbits, only a very few satellite are operating in this orbit.

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