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Satellite. calculate radius of orbit

  1. Oct 13, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    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
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 13, 2008 #2
    We have two equations we should use:

    [tex] v = \frac{2\pi r}{T} [/tex]


    [tex] v = \sqrt{\frac{GM}{r}} [/tex]

    let them equal each other, then solve for r.
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