# A satellite, B, is 17,000 miles from the horizon of Earth. Earth’s radius is about 4,000 miles. Find the approximate distance the satellite is from the Earth’s surface. {The picture is a circle with point O in the center, point

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A satellite, B is 17,000 miles from the horizon of Earth, Earth's radius is about 4,000 miles. Find the approximate distance the satellite is from the Earths surface. possilbe answers 13,464 17,464 20,957 21,000 I do not understand how to do these problems

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A satellite, B, is 17,000 miles from the horizon of Earth. Earth’s radius is about 4,000 miles. Find the approximate distance the satellite is from the Earth’s surface. {The picture is a circle with point O in the center, point C is on the top center edge of the circle, ...

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Find an equation of the circular orbit of a satellite 500 miles above the surface of earth. Place the origin of the rectangular coordinate system at the center of Earth and assume that the radius of Eatch is 4000 miles.

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When a satellite is h kilometres above Earth,the time,t,in minutes,to complete one orbit is given by the formula t=Root of (6370+h)^3/6024 a) A telecommunications satellite is placed 30 km above Earth. How long does it take the satellite to make one orbit? b) A satellite is ...

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3. A satellite of mass 500 kg orbits the Earth with a period of 6000 s. The Earth has a mass of 5.98 x 1024 kg. (a) Calculate the magnitude of the Earth's gravitational force on the satellite. (b) Determine the altitude of the satellite above the Earth's surface.

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A satellite in an elliptical orbit has a speed of 9.00km/s when it is at its closes approach to the Earth(perigee). The satellite is 7.00x10^6 m from the center of the Earth at this time. When the satellite is at its greatest distance from the center of the Earth (apogee), its...

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A satellite in an elliptical orbit has a speed of 9.00km/s when it is at its closes approach to the Earth(perigee). The satellite is 7.00x10^6 m from the center of the Earth at this time. When the satellite is at its greatest distance from the center of the Earth (apogee), its...

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A satellite is in a circular orbit 810 km above the Earth’s surface; i.e., it moves on a circular path under the influence of nothing but the Earth’s gravity. Find the speed of the satellite. The radius of the Earth is 6.37 × 106 m, and the accel- eration of gravity at ...

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What is the average speed of a satellite given the following information. 1) The earth's radius = 6000 km 2) The satellite is 900 km from the earth's surface 3) The satellite's orbital period: 2 hours 4) Circumference = 2pr (p = 3.14) A) 6 km/s B) 10 km/s C) 5 km/s D) 8 km/s

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A 71.4 kg satellite orbits the earth at a distance of 7.00E6 m from the center of the earth (a distance of 630 km above the earth's surface). How fast must the satellite be going to maintain its orbit if the free fall acceleration at this distance is 8.14 m/s^2?

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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 Earth REis 6370 km. (a) What is the ratio of the ...

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1)What must be the orbital speed of a satellite in a circular orbit 740 above the surface of the earth? 2)What is the period of revolution of a satellite with mass that orbits the earth in a circular path of radius 8000 (about 1630 above the surface of the earth)?

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How far from the center of the Earth (in km) is the center of mass of the Earth + satellite system if the satellite has a mass of 6560 kg and is in orbit 46200 km above the surface of the Earth. The mass of the Earth is 5.98 * 10^24 kg and the radius of the Earth is 6370 km.

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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 Earth REis 6370 km. (a) What is the ratio of the ...

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How far from the center of the Earth (in km) is the center of mass of the Earth + satellite system if the satellite has a mass of 6560 kg and is in orbit 46200 km above the surface of the Earth. The mass of the Earth is 5.98 * 10^24 kg and the radius of the Earth is 6370 km

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You must submit your response as a file. An object’s weight depends on its height above the surface of the earth. If a man weighs 190 pounds on the surface of the earth, then the man's weight in pounds (W) x miles above the surface is approximated by the formula: W = (190&#...

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The orbital velocity of a satellite is given by v=√GM/R+h, where G= 6.67*10^-11 Nm^2kg^2, is the Universal Gravitational Constant, M=6*10^24 kg, is the mass of Earth, R=6.38*10^3 km, the orbit of the satellite, and h is artificial satellite above the surface of Earth. ...

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Two satellites are in circular orbits around the earth. The orbit for satellite A is at a height of 418 km above the earth’s surface, while that for satellite B is at a height of 731 km. Find the orbital speed for (a) satellite A and (b) satellite B.

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