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Satellite, magnitude/acceleration problem

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Satellites are placed in a circular orbit that is 3.59*10^7 m above surface of earth. What is the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity at this distance? A formula to use or the work would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Tom Mattson
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Show how you started, please.
 
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I tried using F=G(m1*m2)/r^2. i didnt know the mass of the satellitle though so i was left with multple variables. I also tried using g, but that didnt work. I guess I really dont know how to start when the satellite has an unknown weight.
 

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