A space shuttle is flying at an altitude of 12.000 km above the Earth. A satellite in its cargo bay is floating freely and its engines are about to boost it to a higher orbit. What is the acceleration due to gravity on the satellite? The radius of the Earth is 6370 km. The mass of the Earth is 5.980×1024 kg. Enter you answer with an accuracy of 0.01%. This is what I've figured out: g = GM/r^2 in which r is the radius of the earth plus my distance 12 km so that I get g =((5.98e24)(6.674e-11))/((6370 +12)*1000)^2 This isn't working for me, I get 9.79882, I've tried many versions of this. Any suggestions where I'm going wrong?