Communications satellites are placed in a circular orbit where they stay directly over a fixed point on the equator as the earth rotates. These are called geosynchronous orbits. The altitude of a geosynchronous orbit is 3.58*10^7 m.
What is the apparent weight of a 2000 kg satellite in a geosynchronous orbit?
F = MA
The Attempt at a Solution
I found the acceleration to be .223 m/s/s at it's altitude and I need to find the apparent weight.
I plugged the acceleration at that altitude and the mass given into the equation above and found the force to be 447.36 N. This answer was not correct.
Am I using the right equation?