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Oct2908, 11:35 AM

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Hello friends, I have a question considering newton in circular motion.
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Six artificial satellites complete one circular orbit around a space station in the same amount of time. Each satellite has mass m and radius of orbit L. What is the net force of every single satellite? e.g.  S1: m= 300kg L= 7500m If I know how to work one of them out I can do the rest. 2. Relevant equations F = mv^2/L I know m, know L but have to figure out v. 3. The attempt at a solution Well, I started writing down the equation for motion in a circle and got Fnet=mv^2/L. I was hoping I could replace v with 2*pi*L/T. However I dont know T. I am assuming that since the time taken for the round trips is the same for every satellite, I could assume T being 1 couldnt I? Please help and thanks in advance. 


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