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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Sam on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:19pm.

A satellite moves in a circular orbit around
the Earth at a speed of 6.3 km/s.
Determine the satellite’s altitude above
the surface of the Earth. Assume the
Earth is a homogeneous sphere of radius
6370 km and mass 5.98 × 1024 kg. The
value of the universal gravitational constant
is 6.67259 × 10−11 N · m2/kg2.
Answer in units of km

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