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posted by Emily .
A satellite moves in a circular orbit around
the Earth at a speed of 5.4 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 × 10
24
kg. The
value of the universal gravitational constant
is 6.67259 × 10
−11
N · m2
/kg
2
.
Answer in units of km
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