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Satellite Orbits

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Hi People I had problems solvin this question could you please help me,

The question:

On 19th June 1981,an experimental meteorological satellite of mass m=700 kg,was placed in a geostationary orbit usingthe launch vehicle Ariane.

Calculate:

a) the radius of geostationary orbit given that the period of revolution of the satellite is 23 h 56 m

b)the linear speed of such a satellite
 

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Doc Al
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Treat the orbit as an example of circular motion. What's the force pulling the satellite in a circle? Apply what you should know about centripetal acceleration.

Show your work if you need more help.
 

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