Question: Satellites are placed in a circular orbit that is 3.59 X 10(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ^{7}m above the surface of the earth. What is the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity at this distance?

So far I've been using g=(M/r^{2}) and get .31m/s^{2}. There must be something wrong with either using this equation or that g isn't the acceleration. Can you explain how to reach acceleration from this question?

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# Homework Help: Acceleration given distance from earth (r)

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