NASA wants to fire a satellite into a circular orbit around Mars that will maintain 'station' above the Martian equator.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

what is the distance from the surface of mars?

ok first of all does the term 'station' refer to when g = 0?

and the equation ive used is:

Fc = Fg

mv²/r = GMm/r²

the two 'm' values cancel out and then im left with:

v²/r = GM/r²

is it then possible to transform the equation into:

r = (GM/r²)*v²

is this procedure correct?

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# Homework Help: Satellite orbiting mars

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