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Fig. 9

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The maximum ejection velocities at a galactocentric distance of 60 kpc as a function of initial satellite mass as computed from Eq. (23) assuming an initial orbital energy of the satellite Esat = 0 km2 s-2. The energy loss due to dynamical friction was computed using the empirical law (Eq. (14)) obtained from our simulations. The lower gray lines show the velocity of the satellite remnant at the same distance.

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