(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Synchronus communications satellites are placed in a circular orbit that is 3.59 x 10^{7}m above the earth's surface. What is the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity at this distance?

F=?

G=6.67259 x 10^{-11}N*m^{2}/kg^{2}

M_{E}(Mass of Earth)= 5.98 x 10^{24}kg

r = 3.59 x10^{7}m

2. Relevant equations

F = (G*m_{1}*m_{2})/(r^{2})

F = MA

3. The attempt at a solution

1) F = G * (M_{E}^{2}/r^{2}) = 1.8514...N

2)F = MA --> (1.8514...N) = (5.98 x 10^{24})A

3) A = 0.309 m/s^{2}

CORRECT ANSWER: 0.233 m/s^{2}

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# Homework Help: Satellite Acceleration Problem

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