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Scientists want to place a 3100 kg satellite in orbit around Mars. They plan to have the satellite orbit a distance equal to 1.9 times the radius of Mars above the surface of the planet. Here is some information that will help solve this problem:

mmars = 6.4191 x 10^23 kg
rmars = 3.397 x 10^6 m
G = 6.67428 x 10^-11 N-m2/kg2
1)What is the force of attraction between Mars and the satellite?

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  1. G * mmars * 3100 / [(rmars + 1.9 rmars)^2]

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