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A satellites are placed in a circular orbit that is 2.44 × 107 m above the surface of the earth. What is the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity at this distance?

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    A better name is magnitude of gravitational field force.

    g= 9.8*(re/(re+2.44E7))^2 and the units are Newton/kg, of if you prefer, m/s^2

    make certain radius earth re is in meters.

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