1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 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? 2. Relevant equations F = MA 3. 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?