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## Homework Statement

A satellite is orbiting 600km above the Earths surface. The free fall speed is 8.21 m/s^2. The radius of Earth is 6400km.

What is the satellites speed, and the time interval for one orbit around Earth.

## Homework Equations

v = ((2)(PI)(r))/T

ac = rw^2

w = (2)(PI) / T

## The Attempt at a Solution

8.21 = 7000w^2

w = .0346

.0346 = (2(PI)) / T

T = .76

(2)(PI)(7000) / .76 = 57871.44

I am unsure of what to do or where I went wrong.