Net Force Help

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Q.Calculate the velocity of a satellite moving in a stable circular orbit around the earth at a height of 5200km.

A. I wasn't sure which formula to use on this problem is it Ac=(V^2)/r
 

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rock.freak667
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Well I don't know what other information you have

But what provides the centripetal force needed to keep the satellite in the orbit?
 
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tiny-tim
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Welcome to PF!

Hi smaxemow ! Welcome to PF! :smile:
I wasn't sure which formula to use on this problem is it Ac=(V^2)/r
Simple answer: yes. :smile:

That gives you the acceleration.

And now you need to know the force … :smile:
 

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