Is the gravitational relationship between the Earth and Moon altered by objects?

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Herman Melville

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Is the gravitational relationship between the Earth and Moon altered by objects in orbit, passing between them, such as satellites and the space shuttle?

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« Last Edit: 02/06/2009 12:11:09 by Herman Melville »

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Offline Madidus_Scientia

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No, the mass and therefore the gravity of satellites and space shuttles are insignificant compared to the masses of the Earth and the Moon. Does a building in between you and your friend effect the gravitational relationship between you?