(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

what would be the total mechanical energy of a 200 kg satellite in a geosynchronous orbit around the earth? The only known data is the radius of the earth and mass of the earth the mass of the satellite, m=200 kg, it would have a period of T=24h, but i do not know the radius of the orbit.

2. Relevant equations

W_{NC}=E_{2}-E_{1}

F_{c}=ma_{c}

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't know how to get an answer with out knowing the radius of the orbit. I tried to make use of the period however i would still need the radius as the velocity is dependent on the radius of the orbit.

I would appreciate any help.

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# Homework Help: Total mechanical energy of orbiting satellite

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