How much work is required to lift a 1000-kg satelitte to an altitude of 2*10^6 m above the surface of the earth? The gravitational force is F = GMm/r^2, where M is the mass of the earth, m is the mass of the satellite, and r is the distance between them. The radius of the earth is 6.4*10^6m, its mass is 6*10^24kg, and in these units the gravitational constant, G, is 6.67*10^-11.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I know that the formula of work is W = F * d

d is distance. What is r here? The distance between the satellite and earth? Is it the 2*10^6 and what is d here? Thanks

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