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Posted by StressedStudent on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 2:28am.

A satellite sitting on the ground has a weight of 5000 N. When it is placed in orbit 500 km above the surface of the Earth (which has a radius of 6380 km), which choice best describes its weight?



Very small but slightly greater than zero.


Zero.


Still 5000 N.


Slightly less than 5000 N.

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