posted by Josh on .
What is the orbital speed of a satellite of mass 490 kg in geostationary orbit?
the distance in one orbit: 2PI(re+h)
period=24 hrs (convert to seconds).
gravity acceleration= centripetalacc
9.8 re^2/(re+h)^2 = v^2 (above)/(re+h)
solve for h re is radius earth.
then solve for V