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Punchlinegirl
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Consider a satellite, mass=85 kg, in a circular orbit about Earth. Calculate the period of the satellite given a radius r of its orbit of 2.04 x 10^7 m.
I used T^2= (4pi^2/ GM)r^3
Plugging in G= 6.67 x 10^-11
M= 85 kg
r= 2.04 x 10^7 and solving for T gave 7.69 x 10^15 s.
This wasn't right...
I used T^2= (4pi^2/ GM)r^3
Plugging in G= 6.67 x 10^-11
M= 85 kg
r= 2.04 x 10^7 and solving for T gave 7.69 x 10^15 s.
This wasn't right...