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Spacecraft that told us 'you're screwed' finally gives up the ghost after doubling its shelf life

FrogsAndChips Silver badge

Orbit vs. frequency

"Engineers dropped the spacecraft into a slightly lower orbit away from other satellites, which meant that [...] there was a reduction in frequency of observations of the same location"

Can someone explain that to me? If the orbit is lower, then the orbital period should decrease too (Kepler's 3rd law), so the frequency should actually increase.

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