Orbital speed & time required

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Homework Statement


the solar maximum mission satellite was placed in a circular orbit about 150 miles above earth. Determine (a) the orbital speed of the satellite and (b) the time required for 1 complete revolution


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But you haven't shown an attempt yet! Here's where I would start:

The force of gravity between the satellite and the earth provides the centripetal force.
Fg = Fc
What should we do from here?
 
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try thinking about newtons laws of motion and applying one of them in particular radially =]
 
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am i looking for angular velocity of velocity tangent to its orbit
 

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