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A satellite is placed in orbit 7.70 105 m above the surface of Jupiter. Jupiter has a mass of 1.90 1027 kg and a radius of 7.14 107 m. Find the orbital speed of the satellite.

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    I suggest you review Kepler's third law. You will find the equation you need there.

    Another way to do it is to set
    V^2/R = G M/R^2 where G is the universal constant of gravity, and M is the mass of Jupiter, and solve for V.

    Make sure you use the distance of the satellite from the CENTER of Jupiter in the formula. It is
    R = 7.217*10^7 m

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