A satellite, mass of satellite=5850 kg, is in circular orbit of 4.1x10^5m above the surface of a planet, which has a radius of 4.15x10^6m. The period for the orbit is 2 hours.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A) calculate the tangential velocity of the satellite.

B) find the mass of the planet.

C) how much would the satellite weigh on the surface of the planet?

I have only been able to fint the tang-velocity.

v = √(GM / R )

= √(6.67 x 10-8 x 5850 / 4.1 x 105 ) m/s

Can anyone solve part B and C?

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# Homework Help: Satellite question. find mass of planet and weight on planet?

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