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A satellite is in a circular orbit about the earth (ME = 5.98 1024 kg). The period of the satellite is 1.30 104 s. What is the speed at which the satellite travels?

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    Equate the centripetal force to the gravity force and solve for the orbit radius, R. Then use
    2 pi R/Period = speed

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