Posted by Julie on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7:35pm.
I have a question about the International Space StationIts been orbiting earth at 350kmIf the radius of the earth is 6,370 km, what is the period of orbit for the Space Station?
Secondly, if it was moved to a geosynchronous orbit, what would the new altitude of the station be?
If youcould just direct me or give me a clue how to solve these, I would appreciate it. I think something is missing from these questions in order to solve them. If you could even verify that, I'd appreciate it
Thank you

PhysicsPlease help  bobpursley, Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7:39pm
No, you have all you need.
consider centripetal force, that has to equal gravity.
GMe*m/(re+h)^2=m w^2(re+h)
w= Find w. Then, w=2PI/Period, solve for period.
For the geosynchronous orbit, you know period, find angular veloicty in radians/sec, and then find h.

PhysicsPlease help  Julie, Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 8:16pm
Thank youI'll try it and get back with a possible answer maybe tomorrow
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