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Satellite Orbits

  1. Sep 18, 2004 #1
    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.


    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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  3. Sep 18, 2004 #2

    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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