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## Homework Statement

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.

Zero.

Still 5000 N.

Slightly less than 5000 N.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

Do I use the equation W=G(Me m/ r^2)