If suddenly the gravitational force of attraction between the earth and a satellite revolving around it becomes zero, what will happen to the satellite?

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If suddenly the gravitational force of attraction between the earth and a satellite revolving around it becomes zero, satellite will not be able to revolve around the earth. Instead, the satellite will start moving along a straight line tangentially at that point on its orbit, where it is at the time of gravitational force becoming zero.