Posted by **robin** on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 2:22pm.

a geosynchronous satellite orbits at a distance from earth's center of about 6.6 earth radii and takes 24 h to go around once. what distance in meters does the satellite travel in one day? what is its orbital velocity in m /s?

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**drwls**, Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 4:42pm
The earth's average radius is 6378 km, as I recall. (It is thicker at the equator)

Multiply that by 6.6 for the orbit radius, R.

2 pi R is the distance travelend in a day.

Divide that by the number of seconds in a day to answer the last question.

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