A satellite sitting on the ground has a weight of 5000 N. When it is placed in orbit 500 km above the surface of the Earth (which has a radius of 6380 km), which choice best describes its weight?
Very small but slightly greater than zero.
Still 5000 N.
Slightly less than 5000 N.
The Attempt at a Solution
Do I use the equation W=G(Me m/ r^2)