# Why must the centre of the satellite orbit coincide with the centre of the Earth?

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### Physics - Satellites

Why must the centre of the satellite orbit coincide with the centre of the Earth? I'm such a science noob, please help >_<

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A model of a planet shows a satellite moving in an elliptical orbit about the planet. The closest distance from the centre of the satellite to the centre of the planet in the model is 3 m and the longest distance is 8m. a) Determine a possible equation for the orbit of the ...

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The physics of gravity and satellite motion around Jupiter. A satellite of mass 2.00 x 104 kg is placed in orbit around Jupiter. The mass of Jupiter is 1.90 x 1027 kg. The distance between the satellite and the centre of Jupiter is 7.24 x 107 m. a) Determine the force of ...

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The physics of energy and Earth's moon as a satellite. The moon is an Earth satellite of mass 7.35 x 10^22 kg, whose average distance from the centre of Earth is 3.85 x 10^8 m. a) What is the gravitational potential energy of the moon with respect to Earth? b) What is the ...

### Math

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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Two satellites are monitored as they orbit the earth,satellites Y is foure times as far from earth's centre as is satellite X. IF the period of revolution of satellite X is T. WHAT IS THE PERIOD OF REVOLUTION OF OF Y?

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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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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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A satellite of mass 205 kg is launched from a site on Earth's equator into an orbit at 200 km above the surface of Earth. (a) Assuming a circular orbit, what is the orbital period of this satellite? s (b) What is the satellite's speed in its orbit? m/s (c) What is the minimum ...

### Physics

A satellite of mass 220 kg is launched from a site on Earth's equator into an orbit at 200 km above the surface of Earth. (a) Assuming a circular orbit, what is the orbital period of this satellite? 5310 s (b) What is the satellite's speed in its orbit? 7790m/s (c) What is the...

### Physics

A communications satellite with a mass of 450 kg is in a circular orbit about the Earth. The radius of the orbit is 2.9×10^4 km as measured from the center of the Earth. Calculate the weight of the satellite on the surface of the Earth Calculate the gravitational force ...

### Physics

A satellite of mass 210 kg is launched from a site on Earth's equator into an orbit at 210 km above the surface of Earth. (a) Assuming a circular orbit, what is the orbital period of this satellite? (b) What is the satellite's speed in its orbit? (c) What is the minimum energy...

### maths 3 advanced

an experimental satelite is placed into a polar ellipical orbit above the earth. both its apogee and perigee are above the equator and the earths centre is the focus of the ellipical orbit. the earths radius is taken ar 6000km. the furthest point of the satellites orbit is ...

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The mass of the Earth is 5.972kg, and the radius of Earth is 6, 371 km. A 750 kg satellite orbits 35, 800 km above Earth in a perfectly circular orbit. 1. If the gravitational force is the centripetal force keeping the satellite in a stable cicular orbit, how does the ...

### Physics

A communications satellite with a mass of 400 is in a circular orbit about the Earth. The radius of the orbit is 3.7×104 as measured from the center of the Earth. Calculate the gravitational force exerted on the satellite by the Earth when it is in orbit.

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A satellite travels around the earth in a circulsr orbit 700 kilometres above the earth's surface. Find the radius of the satellite's orbit if the radius of the earth is 6400 kilometres. Also find the distance traveled by the satellite in one orbit of da earth. Express answer ...

### Physics

Some communication satellites are put into a circular geosynchronous orbit in which the satellite remains above a certain position on the earth's equator as it orbits. Such a satellite would always be in the same position in the sky as seen from the transmitting or receiving ...

### geometry

A satellite in a nearly circular orbit is 2000 km above Earth's surface. The radius of Earth is approximately 6400 km. If the satellite completes its orbit in 12 hours, calculate the speed of the satellite in kilometers per hour.(pay attention to the radius of the satellite's ...

### Math

The acceleration due to gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the centre of Earth. The acceleration due to gravity for a satellite orbiting 7000 km above the centre of Earth is 8.2 m/s^2. a) write a formula for this relationship. b) at what ...

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A satellite is in a circular orbit around the Earth at an altitude of 3.30 106 m. (a) Find the period of the orbit. (Hint: Modify Kepler's third law so it is suitable for objects orbiting the Earth rather than the Sun. The radius of the Earth is 6.38 106 m, and the mass of the...

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Explain with diagram the variation of the acceleration due to gravity (g) i) At a height h above the earth surface Inside the earth towards the centre of the earth. ii) What is the value of g at the centre of the earth. 2)Explain with example the term, damped harmonic motion 3...

### Math

A satellite is launched into orbit 200 kilometers above the Earth.The orbital velocity of a satellite is given by the formula v=√GmE/r, where v is the velocity in meters per second, G is a given constant, mE is the mass of Earth, and r is the radius of the satellite"s ...

### Physics

At a height of 500km above earth, a satellite will orbit the earth once every 95 minutes. Find the mass of the earth based on this idea. B) How far above earth's surface would a satellite need to orbit so that it revolves at exactly the same rate as the earth's rotation?

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Determine the value that has the largest total energy. Assuming that the orbirts are circular. (a) 1000 kg satellite at geosynchronous orbit (b) 1000 kg satellite in low earth orbit—roughly 300 km (c) 500 kg satellite at geosynchronous orbit (d) A 500 kg satellite in low ...

### Geometry

A satellite in a nearly circular orbit is 2000 km above Earth's surface. The radius of Earth is approximately 6400 km. If the satellite completes its orbit in 112 hours, calculate the speed of the satellite in kilometers per hour. Please help me. I have a math test tomorrow.

### Physics

A 360-kg satellite is in orbit around the Earth 10000 km above the Earth's surface. (a) What is the weight of the satellite when in orbit? [Answer is in N] (b) What was its weight when it was on the Earth's surface, before being launched? [Answer is in N] (c) While it orbits ...

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HELP PLEASE!!! A satellite moves in a circular orbit around Earth at a speed of 5085 m/s. (a) Determine the satellite's altitude above the surface of Earth. (b) Determine the period of the satellite's orbit.

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A satellite moves in a circular orbit around Earth at a speed of 4390 m/s. (a) Determine the satellite's altitude above the surface of Earth. m (b) Determine the period of the satellite's orbit. h am I supposed to use rotational equations for this? I don't know what to start ...

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A satellite of mass 225 kg is launched from a site on Earth's equator into an orbit at 200 km above the surface of Earth. (The mass of the Earth is 5.98 1024 kg, and the radius of the Earth is 6.38 103 km.) (a) Assuming a circular orbit, what is the orbital period of this ...

### astronomy

A geosynchronous satellite is a satellite whose orbital period matches the rotation of the Earth. Calculate the height above the surface of the Earth which a satellite must have in order to be in a geosynchronous orbit. (Please enter your answer in units of kilometers)

### astronomy

A geosynchronous satellite is a satellite whose orbital period matches the rotation of the Earth. Calculate the height above the surface of the Earth which a satellite must have in order to be in a geosynchronous orbit. (Please enter your answer in units of kilometers)

### Maths

A perfectly cylindrical container standing upright with a top and bottom(an oil drum or coke can for example) of area A has an empty mass of M and a height of H. It is filled with a liquid of uniform density(p)up to the height of h. When the container is full the centre of ...

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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 long does it take the satellite to go around ...

### Math WORD PROBLEM

The time in hours it takes a satellite to complete an orbit around the earth varies directly as the radius of the orbit (from the center of the earth) and inversely as the orbital velocity. If a satellite completes an orbit 860 miles above the earth in 12 hours at a velocity ...

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A satellite moves in a circular orbit around Earth at a speed of 4390 m/s (a) Determine the satellite's altitude above the surface of Earth.(meters) (b) Determine the period of the satellite's orbit. (hours) I used the equation M(sattelite)V^2/r = M(sattelite)(Mass(earth)G/r^2...

### Physics Circular Motion

A satellite in orbit around the earth has a period of one hour. An identical satellite is placed in an orbit having a radius that is nine times larger than that of the first satellite. What is the period of the second satellite?

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A perfectly cylindrical container standing upright with a top and bottom (an oil drum or coke can for example) has an empty mass of M and a height of H. It is filled with a liquid of uniform density of variable mass m up to height h. When the container is full the centre of ...

### Physics

An Earth satellite moves in a circular orbit at a speed of 5800 m/s. a)What is the radius of the satellite's orbit? b) What is the period of the satellites orbit in hours?

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Calculate the distance, in m, of the centre of mass of the Earth-Moon system from the centre of the Earth. Note: the mass of the Moon is 7.35x10 22kg, the mass of the Earth is 5.98x10 24kg, and their separation is 3.85x10 8m.

### Engineering Maths

A perfectly cylindrical container standing upright with a top and bottom (an oil drum or coke can for example) has an empty mass of M and a height of H. It is filled with a liquid of uniform density of variable mass m up to height h. When the container is full the centre of ...

### Physics 20

Astronomers launch a satellite to explore a nearby asteroid that has come dangerously close to the earth.The satellite begins orbit around the earth,with an orbital radius 6.85 X 10^3 Km, before being moved to an orbit about the asteroid with a period of 9.06 X 10^3 S at a ...

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4(a) What is the magnitude of the gravitational force of the Earth on a surveillance satellite of mass 1040 kg that is in a grazing circular orbit 100 km above the surface of the Earth. (b) Find the magnitude of the acceleration of a satellite in such a grazing orbit. (c) ...

### Geometry

A satellite has-recently been placed in a nearly circular orbit 2000 kilometers above the earth’s surface. Given that the radius of the earth is approximately 6400 kilometers and that the satellite completes its orbit in 12 hours, calculate the speed of the satellite in ...

### Physics

A spaceship is on a straight-line path between the Earth and the Moon. At what distance from (the centre of) Earth is the net gravitational pull on the probe from the Earth and the moon zero? Mass of Earth = 6×10^24 kg. Mass of Moon = 7×10^22 kg. The distance from the Earth ...

### physics for physical science

(a)what is the magnitude of the gravitational force of the earth on a surveillance satellite of mass 1040kg that is in a grazing circular orbit 100 km above the surface of the earth. (b)find the magnitude of the acceleration of the satellite in such a grazing orbit. (c)...

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A spy satellite is in circular orbit around Earth. It makes one revolution in 5.95 hours. (Radius of the Earth=6.371 106 m) (a) How high above Earth's surface is the satellite? (b) What is the satellite's acceleration?

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A spy satellite is in circular orbit around Earth. It makes one revolution in 6.05 hours. (Radius of the Earth=6.371 106 m) (a) How high above Earth's surface is the satellite? What is the satellite's acceleration

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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?

### Maths

A satellite takes 93.8 minutes to orbit the earth. If the diameter of the earth is 12740km approximately and the satellite is at a height of 32km above the earth's surface, find the average speed of the satellite in km/h Working out please

### 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 satellite? 2)What is the orbital velocity of the ...

### Physics 12

What is the gtravitational potential energy of a 2.00e3 kg staellite that is in an orbit that has a radius of 9.90e6 m around the earth? Use gravitational potential energy=0 at r=‡ (answer=-2.01e11J) What is the work done against gravity on the satellite in the problem #1 ...

### 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 as the satellite. The debris collides with the...

### 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 as the satellite. The debris collides with the...

### Phyisics

A spy satellite is in circular orbit around Earth. It makes one revolution in 6.02 hours. How high above Earth's surface is the satellite Use keplers law, comparing the moon period and distance from Earth to the Satellite. There are other ways of doing this.

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A satellite moves in a circular orbit around the Earth at a speed of 5661 m/s. (b) Determine the period of the satellite's orbit. the satilites altitude above the surface of earth is 6076312.71m. im using the equation P=2*pi*r/v and am coming up with 1.87 and its not right. i ...

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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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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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Two satellites are in circular orbits around the earth. The orbit for satellite A is at a height of 427 km above the earth’s surface, while that for satellite B is at a height of 873 km. Find the orbital speed for (a) satellite A and (b) satellite B.

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A satellite with an orbital period of exactly 24.0 h is always positioned over the same spot on Earth. This is known as a geosynchronous orbit. Television, communication, and weather satellites use geosynchronous orbits. At what distance would a satellite have to orbit Earth ...

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Estimate the energy required from fuel to launch a 1465 kg satellite into orbit 1375 km above the Earth’s surface. Consider two cases: (a) the satellite is launched into an equatorial orbit from a point on the Earth’s equator, and (b) it is launched from the North Pole ...

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The mass of the Moon is 7.35x10 to the 22nd Kg. At some point between the Earth and the Moon, the for of Earth's gravitational attraction on an object is cancelled by the Moon's force of gravitational attraction. If the distance between Earth and the Moon (centre to centre) is...

### Physics help PLZ!!

Estimate the energy required from fuel to launch a 1465 kg satellite into orbit 1375 km above the Earth’s surface. Consider two cases: (a) the satellite is launched into an equatorial orbit from a point on the Earth’s equator, and (b) it is launched from the North Pole ...

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A spy satellite is in circular orbit around Earth. It makes one revolution in 6.04 hours. (a) How high above Earth's surface is the satellite? (b) What is the satellite's acceleration?

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2.A spy satellite is in circular orbit around Earth. It makes one revolution in 6.02 hours. (a) How high above Earth's surface is the satellite? (b) What is the satellite's acceleration?

### Science

A new geosynchronous satellite needs an orbit of 35.7 km . The mass of the Earth is 5.97x 10^24 Kg and the radius of Earth 6.4 x 10^3 km. The mass of the satellite is 200 Kg. What velocity will it need to achieve that orbit?

### Science

A new geosynchronous satellite needs an orbit of 35.7 km . The mass of the Earth is 5.97x 10^24 Kg and the radius of Earth 6.4 x 10^3 km. The mass of the satellite is 200 Kg. What velocity will it need to achieve that orbit

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I really need you answered this to my email. It's very important, for this may decide my result in the school exams, and I really need a good mark. Unfortunately, Portuguese system of education is full of problems... The question is... The altitude of a geostationary satellite...

### College Physics

A spy satellite is in circular orbit around Earth. It makes one revolution in 5.99 hours. (a) How high above Earth's surface is the satellite? (b) What is the satellite's acceleration?

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An Earth satellite moves in a circular orbit 616 km above the Earth's surface. The period of the motion is 96.8min. (a) What is the speed of the satellite? (b) What is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration of the satellite

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An Earth satellite moves in a circular orbit 775 km above the Earth's surface. The period of the motion is 100.1 min. (a) What is the speed of the satellite? m/s (b) What is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration of the satellite? m/s2

### Physics I

An Earth satellite moves in a circular orbit 770 km above the Earth's surface. The period of the motion is 100.0 min. What is the speed of the satellite? What is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration of the satellite?

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A 470-kg satellite experiences a gravitational force of 850 N. Use M_{Earth} = 5.972 x 10^{24} kilograms and r_{Earth} = 6370 kilometers What is the radius of the satellite�s orbit? r_{orbit} = _____________kilometers What is its altitude? altitude = ...

### Math

a satellite traveling in a circular orbit 2000 kilometers above the earth completes one orbit every 3 hours. assume the earth is a sphere and its radius is 6400 kilometers. find the angular velocity of the satellite

### Math

a satellite traveling in a circular orbit 2000 kilometers above the earth completes one orbit every 3 hours. assume the earth is a sphere and its radius is 6400 kilometers. find the angular velocity of the satellite

### kv khurda

an artificial satellite is orbiting the earth. A bomb is released from the satellite. The bomb will (a)explode due to the heat generated by the friction of air (b)fall freely on the earth (c)escape into outer space (d)orbit the earth along with the satellite

### Physics

An Earth satellite moves in a circular orbit 765 km above the Earth's surface. The period of the motion is 99.9 min. (a) What is the speed of the satellite? ______ m/s (b) What is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration of the satellite? ______m/s^2

### physics

On July 15, 2004, NASA launched the Aura spacecraft to study the earth's climate and atmosphere. This satellite was injected into an orbit 705 {\rm km} above the earth's surface, and we shall assume a circular orbit. How many hours does it take this satellite to make one orbit...

### Trigonometry

A satellite orbiting the earth in a circular path stays at a constant altitude of 100 kilometers throughout its orbit. Given that the radius of the earth is 6370 kilometers, find the distance that the satellite travels in completing 70% of one complete orbit.

### physics

How do I go about in solving this? A spy satellite is in circular orbit around Earth. It makes one revolution in 6.01 hours. (a) How high above Earth's surface is the satellite? ___ km (b) What is the satellite's acceleration? ___m/s2

### math

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. ...

### math

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. ...

### PHYSIC

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)?

### Physics/Barycentre

I read the Earth/Moon Barycentre is located 74/100ths from the centre of the earth towards the earths surface. As the moons orbit varies from Perigee to Apogee by more than 30,000 miles I would have thought the Barycentre would move around according to the moons position in ...

### 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 satellite?

### physics

A rocket is used to place a synchronous satellite in orbit about the earth. What is the speed of the satellite in orbit?

### Physics

A satellite circling the earth completes each orbit in 5.10 x 10^3 s. What is the gravitational field strength @ the location of the satellite's orbit?

### Physics

A satellite circling the earth completes each orbit in 5.10 x 10^3 s. What is the gravitational field strength @ the location of the satellite's orbit?

### Physics

A satellite is put into an orbit at a distance from the center of the Earth equal to twice the distance from the center of the Earth to the surface. If the satellite had a weight at the surface of 4000 N, what is the force of gravity (weight) of the satellite when it is in its...

### College Physics

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...

### College Physics

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...

### 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

### Physics

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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two planets of mass "m" and "M" respectively. Have centre to centre seperation of "R" . At what distance from the centre of the planet of mass "M" do the gravitational force of planets cancel each other??????? plz urgent help me?

### Physics

A satellite of the Earth has a mass of 1550 kg. It orbits Earth with a mean radius of orbit of 7.00 x 10^6 m. a) What is the gravitational potential energy of the satellite with respect to Earth?

### 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 satellite orbit. b) Determine the velocity of the ...

### physics

An artificial satellite circling the Earth completes each orbit in 139 minutes. (The radius of the Earth is 6.38 106 m. The mass of the Earth is 5.98 1024 kg.) (a) Find the altitude of the satellite.

### Physics

The mass of the Moon is 7.35 x 10^22 kg. At some point between Earth and the Moon, the force of Earth's gravitational attraction on an object is cancelled by the Moon's force of gravitational attraction. If the distance between Earth and the Moon (centre to centre) is 3.84 x ...

### Physics

Two satellites are in circular orbits around the earth. The orbit for satellite A is at a height of 360 km above the earth's surface, while that for satellite B is at a height of 720 km. Find the orbital speed for each satellite.

### earth

a satellite orbits the earth in circular orbit 620 km above the suface. if the radius of the earth is 6380 km, calculate, to 3 significanf figures, the distance travelled in a single orbit?