# Is there any significance to Newton's theorem on decaying orbits in book 2 of his Principia?

My question refers to proposition 15 in book 2 of Isaac Newton's principia. In this proposition Newton stated sevaral corollaries on the orbital motion of bodies under a certain law of central force and under medium resistance that is proportional to the medium density and the velocity squared. His main result is that if the density of the medium varies inversely with the distance from the center than the orbit will be an "equiangular spiral"- or logarithmic spiral.

So my question asks if there are any uses for this theorem, for example to calculate the decay of satellite orbits. As we know, the density in the atmosphere follows an exponential profile, so it seems this theorem is only a mathematical gem and not of any use. So is there any way to make use of htis thoerem?