To find the radius of a geo-stationary satellite in terms of R_e, we see---(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

M_s*w^2*R_s=G*M_eM_s/R_s^2 from where using GM_e=g R_e^2,

We get R_s^3=gR_e^2/w^2. w can be evaluated. The problem is because of the fact that

Kleppner provides the soln. R_s=6.6R_e.How, one can get rid of fractional exponent?

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# Find the radius of a geo-stationary satellite

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