Imagine you are sent in a satellite.
a) How far above the surface of the Earth would you lose 1/2 of your weight?
b) To maintain the satellite orbiting around the Earth at that distance, what will be the velocity of the satellite?
c) Imagine you have taken a weighing machine with you. If you try to measure your weight what will it be? (Satellite is still orbiting Earth as in b)
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