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Posted by Cat on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12:19pm.

A satellite has a mass of 6146 kg and is in a circular orbit 4.57 ◊ 105 m above the surface of a planet. The period of the orbit is 1.6 hours. The radius of the planet is 4.44 ◊ 106 m. What would be the true weight of the satellite if it were at rest on the planetís surface?

What do I use to find the mass of the unknown planet?

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