# Satellite. calculate radius of orbit

## Homework Statement

satellite is in a circular orbit around the earth. The period of the satellite is 25.4 hr. Calculate the radius of the orbit of the satellite. Data: Mass of the earth = 5.98 x 1024 kg

Related Introductory Physics Homework Help News on Phys.org
We have two equations we should use:

$$v = \frac{2\pi r}{T}$$

and

$$v = \sqrt{\frac{GM}{r}}$$

let them equal each other, then solve for r.