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Homework Help: Gravitational Force on satellite orbits

  1. Nov 14, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A satellite orbits Earth 4.0 x 10[tex]^{7}[/tex] m away. The force of gravity between the satellite and Earth is 228 N. What is the mass of the satellite?


    2. Relevant equations
    Fg = (Gm1m2)/(r[tex]^{2}[/tex])


    3. The attempt at a solution
    http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7876/satellitemk0.jpg [Broken]​
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    Is my answer right?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 14, 2007 #2
    Looks good.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
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