earth

A satellite has a mass of 5.98*10^24 kg.if this satellite is t be placed into a circular orbit 300km above the earths surface,what speed,period and radial acceleration must it have

asked by busi
  1. Gravity:

    Force Gravity=centripetal force

    GMe*ms/d^2=ms*v^2/d

    Notice the mass of the satellite ms divides out.

    Remember that d is altitude+radius earth.

    solve for v.

    posted by bobpursley

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Physics 203

    A satellite with a mass of 310 kg moves in a circular orbit 7.00*10^7 m above the Earth's surface. (a) What is the gravitational force on the satellite? (b) What is the speed of the satellite? (c) What is the period of the
  2. force of gravity

    A satellite orbits around the earth. The mass of the satellite is 1170 kg, and its altitude is 220 km. The mass of the earth is 5.98×1024 kg. The radius of the earth is 6.38×106 m. 1)What is the gravitational force on the
  3. physics

    NASA launches a satellite into orbit at a height above the surface of the Earth equal to the Earth's mean radius. The mass of the satellite is 550 kg. (Assume the Earth's mass is 5.97 1024 kg and its radius is 6.38 106 m.) (a) How
  4. physics

    Two Earth satellites, A and B, each of mass m, are to be launched into circular orbits about Earth's center. Satellite A is to orbit at an altitude of 7460 km. Satellite B is to orbit at an altitude of 20500 km. The radius of
  5. physics

    Two Earth satellites, A and B, each of mass m, are to be launched into circular orbits about Earth's center. Satellite A is to orbit at an altitude of 7460 km. Satellite B is to orbit at an altitude of 20500 km. The radius of
  6. PHYSICS HELP

    A satellite of mass m is orbiting the earth, mass M , in a circular orbit of radius ra . Unfortunately a piece of space debris left by a passing rocket lies directly in the satellite's path. The piece of debris has the same mass m
  7. Physics Classical Mechanics

    A satellite of mass m is orbiting the earth, mass M , in a circular orbit of radius ra . Unfortunately a piece of space debris left by a passing rocket lies directly in the satellite's path. The piece of debris has the same mass m
  8. physics

    Two satellites are orbiting the Earth in stable circular orbits. Satellite A has a mass m and is located at a distance 2r from the center of the Earth. Satellite B has a mass 2m and is located at a distance r from the center of
  9. Physics

    What linear speed must an Earth satellite have to be in a circular orbit at an altitude of 186 km? What is the period of revolution? winterWX, Friday, February 16, 2007 at 9:36pm So GMm/r^2 = mv^2/r and I know that I need to solve
  10. Physics

    A satellite is orbiting a distant planet of mass 9.6e25 kg and radius 86700 km. The satellite orbits at a height of 8610 km above the surface of the planet. a) Determine the acceleration due to gravity at the location of the
  11. physics

    Two satellites are in orbit around Mars with the same orbital radius. Satellite 2 has twice the mass of satellite 1. What is the centripetal acceleration of satellite?

More Similar Questions