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A satellite that goes around the earth once every 24 hours is called a geosynchronous satellite is in an equatorial orbit, its position appears stationary with respect to a ground station, and it is known as a geostationary satellite.

Find the radius R of the orbit of a geosynchronous satellite that circles the earth. (Note that R is measured from the center of the earth, not the surface) You may use the following constants:

G=6.67*10^-11

mass of the earth = 5.98*10^24 kg

radius of the earth = 6.38*10^6 m

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Geosynchronous satellite

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