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Satellite. calculate radius of orbit

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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
 

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We have two equations we should use:

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

and

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

let them equal each other, then solve for r.
 

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