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Posted by **bill** on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 10:27am.

(a) Determine the satellite's altitude above the surface of Earth.

(b) Determine the period of the satellite's orbit.

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 10:33amcentripetal force: mv^2/r

where r is distance from CENTER of Earth.

then set this equal to gravitational force

GMem/r^2

GMe/r^2=v^2/r solve for r, then subtract Radiusearth to get altitude.

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