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Posted by on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 8:38pm.

Calculate the velocity needed for an object starting at the Earth's surface to just barely reach a satellite in a geosynchronous orbit. Ignore air drag and assume the object has a speed of zero when it reaches the satellite. (The orbital radius of a satellite in a geosynchronous orbit is 4.2 107 m.)

  • phy101 - , Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 8:39pm

    make correction, The orbital radius of a satellite in a geosynchronous orbit is 4.2x10^7 m.)

  • phy101 - , Friday, September 28, 2012 at 11:42am

    28,700

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