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

Calculate the total energy of a geosynchronous satellite (one that orbits over a fixed spot) with a mass of 1500kg, orbiting Earth at a height of 325km with an orbital speed of 5000m/s

2. Relevant equations

Et= Ek-Ep

Et= -1/2(GMem)/r

3. The attempt at a solution

im guessing the answer should be negative, using the mass of earth being 5.98*10^24, but its wielding an incorrect answer constantly ,im getting Et= 8.9*10^10J ( i calculated radius being... r= radius of earth + height= 6.7*10^6 m, am i suppose to use a different mass instead of the mass of earth, thank you

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# Homework Help: Geosynchronous satellite

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