Orbital Period and Velocity Question

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Homework Statement


The space shuttle is in a 310 mile high orbit. What are the shuttle's orbital period, in minutes, and its speed?


Homework Equations


Period = 2(pi)r/v



The Attempt at a Solution


I can't figure out how to find the period without already having the velocity.
 

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kuruman
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Hi Lynn311, welcome to PF.

There is an expression giving the speed of a satellite at a given distance from the center of the Earth. If you don't remember it, look it up.
 
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I figured out what i was doing wrong. Thank you.
 

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