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## Homework Statement

What is the total mechanical energy of a 380kg satellite in a circular orbit 3.0 Earth radii above the surface?

## Homework Equations

W= E

_{2}- E

_{1}

E= 1/2 mv

^{2}- [itex]\frac{GmM}{r}[/itex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm not sure if the equations above are suitable to solve this or I just don't understand how to start the question.