(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Determine how long it would take for the satellite to make 1 complete revolution around earth

A 500 kg satellite is orbiting earth, radius of earth is 6.38 x 10^3 km, and acceleration of gravity as the orbital altitude of 160km is the same as earth basically 9.8.

2. Relevant equations

fc=mv^2/v

fc= 4pi^2*m*r/ t^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I've tried using both above equations. usually i started with energy equations like eg= mgh and ek= 1/2mv^2 to find velocity. Then I would put it into the fc= mv^2/v and find force then i would put that info into fc= 4pi^2*m*r/ t^2 to find the time. But none of it came out with the right answer which is 5132.8 seconds, I have tried everything I could think of. If you could help me please do.

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# Homework Help: Centripetal force question(involves satellite going around earth.

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