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

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1. ### physics

A satellite of mass 2500kg is orbiting the Earth in an elliptical orbit.At the farthest point from the Earth,its altitude is 3600km,while at the nearest point,it is 1100km.calculate the energy and angular momentm of the satellite and its speed at the aphelion and perihelion.
2. ### physics

A satellite of mass 2500kg is orbiting the Earth in an elliptical orbit.At the farthest point from the Earth,its altitude is 3600km,while at the nearest point,it is 1100km.calculate the energy and angular momentm of the satellite and its speed at the aphelion and perihelion.
3. ### Physics

A communications satellite is moving at a constant speed in a circular orbit around Earth. At any given instant in time, what is the resultant force on the satellite? A. zero B. equal to the gravitational force on the satellite C. equal to the vector sum of the gravitational ...
4. ### physics

(a) What linear speed must an Earth satellite have to be in a circular orbit at an altitude of 129 km above Earth's surface? (b) What is the period of revolution? All right, I swear I have done everything and cannot figure this out!
5. ### physics

A satellite is in circular orbit above the Earth at an altitude of 2000 km. What is the orbital speed of the satellite? what is the equation i need to use
6. ### physics

A satellite is in circular orbit above the Earth at an altitude of 2000 km. What is the orbital speed of the satellite? what is the equation i need to use
7. ### physics

Two Earth satellites, A and B, each of mass m = 960 kg, are launched into circular orbits around the Earth's center. Satellite A orbits at an altitude of 4500 km, and satellite B orbits at an altitude of 13600 km. a) What are the potential energies of the two satellites? b) ...
8. ### Physics

A satellite is in a circular orbit around an unknown planet. The satellite has a speed of 1.70 × 104 m/s, and the radius of the orbit is 5.80 × 106 m. A second satellite also has a circular orbit around this same planet. The orbit of this second satellite has a radius of 8....
9. ### physics

(a) Find the speed of a satellite moving around the earth in a circular orbit that has a radius equal to six times the earth's radius of 6.38 106 m. (b) Find the satellite's orbital period.
10. ### Physics

(a) Find the speed of a satellite moving around the earth in a circular orbit that has a radius equal to six times the earth's radius of 6.38 x 10^6 m. (b) Find the satellite's orbital period.
11. ### Physics

An artificial satellite circles the Earth in a circular orbit at a location where the acceleration due to gravity is 8.26 m/s2. Determine the orbital period of the satellite.
12. ### Physics

(a) Find the speed of a satellite moving around the earth in a circular orbit that has a radius equal to five times the earth's radius of 6.38 106 m. (b) Find the satellite's orbital period. Please Help!

A satellite is in a circular orbit around an unknown planet. The satellite has a speed of 1.65 104 m/s, and the radius of the orbit is 5.30 106 m. A second satellite also has a circular orbit around this same planet. The orbit of this second satellite has a radius of 8.60 106 ...
14. ### Mathematics

Low Earth orbiting satellites orbit between 200 and 500 miles above Earth. In order to keep the satellites at a constant distance from Earth, they must maintain a speed of 17,000 miles per hour. Assume Earth's radius is 3960 miles. a. Find the angular velocity needed to ...
15. ### math;) Law of Cosines

Two satellites are in Earth's orbit and are 424 km apart. If an observer is 658 km away from satellite A and 471 km away from satellite B, what angle must the observer turn his telescope to change his view from one satellite to another? a. 40.0 degrees b. 45.5 degrees c. 50.0 ...
16. ### pre calculus

a satellite is launched to take pictures during its orbit. its low and high points over the surface of the earth are 119 and 122800 miles. Find the polar equation if the center of the earth is the focus. assume that the earth has a radius of 4000 miles. Then find how far away ...
17. ### Physics

Four point masses are placed at the corner of a square of side 2m .find the centre of mass of the system w.r.t the centre of square?
18. ### Math

A chord 30cm long is 20cm from the centre of a circle calculate the length of a chord which is 24cm from the centre.
19. ### MATHS

The entrance fees to the Science centre is as follows: Adult :\$ 10 Child :\$7 A group package of 1 adult and 2 children can be bought at a discounted price of \$21. One day, 234 adults and 456 children visited the Science Centre. What is the minimum amount of entrance fees that ...
20. ### following previous question

would what the nature of the shadow on the floor be if the point of source of light is replaced by a luminous disc of diameter 5 cm, whose centre lies directly above the centre of the card?
21. ### Physics-Gravitational Potential Energy

A satellite is given a boost of 540 MJ of energy to move it from its initial orbit at an altitude of 150 km to a higher altitude orbit. If the satellite has a mass of 1.16 ✕ 103 kg, what is the new altitude it reaches? Take the mass of the Earth to be 5.97 x 10^24 kg ...
22. ### Precalc HW (NO IDEA HOW TO SOLVE)

Low Earth orbiting satellites orbit between 200 and 500 miles above Earth. In order to keep the satellites at a constant distance from Earth, they must maintain a speed of 17,000 miles per hour. Assume Earth's radius is 3960 miles. a. Find the angular velocity needed to ...
23. ### physics

A satellite of mass m in a circular orbit at a height of 400Km above the earth's surface. What is the Radius of the Earth (given: 6.35 * 10^6) with respect to the center C of the Earth?
24. ### physics

A satellite is in a circular orbit around an unknown planet. The satellite has a speed of 1.55 104 m/s, and the radius of the orbit is 5.50 106 m. A second satellite also has a circular orbit around this same planet. The orbit of this second satellite has a radius of 8.70 106 ...
25. ### physics

A satellite is in a circular orbit around an unknown planet. The satellite has a speed of 1.80 104 m/s, and the radius of the orbit is 5.45 106 m. A second satellite also has a circular orbit around this same planet. The orbit of this second satellite has a radius of 8.60 106 ...
26. ### Physics

A satellite is in a circular orbit around an unknown planet. The satellite has a speed of 1.70 104 m/s, and the radius of the orbit is 5.30 106 m. A second satellite also has a circular orbit around this same planet. The orbit of this second satellite has a radius of 8.70 106 ...
27. ### physics

A satellite is in a circular orbit around an unknown planet. The satellite has a speed of 1.75 104 m/s, and the radius of the orbit is 5.15 106 m. A second satellite also has a circular orbit around this same planet. The orbit of this second satellite has a radius of 8.75 106 ...
28. ### physics

A satellite is in a circular orbit around an unknown planet. The satellite has a speed of 1.80 104 m/s, and the radius of the orbit is 5.20 106 m. A second satellite also has a circular orbit around this same planet. The orbit of this second satellite has a radius of 8.70 106 ...
29. ### LSU

A satellite is in a circular orbit around an unknown planet. The satellite has a speed of 1.53 x 104 m/s, and the radius of the orbit is 3.42 x 106 m. A second satellite also has a circular orbit around this same planet. The orbit of this second satellite has a radius of 9.28 ...
30. ### physics

(a) What linear speed must an Earth satellite have to be in a circular orbit at an altitude of 153 km? m/s (b) What is the period of revolution? min Read the eBook
31. ### algebra

how would you solve this; Write an equation for the hyperbola with vertices (-10,1) and (6,1) and foci (-12,1)and (8,1) The centre is the midpoint between the vertices, which is ((-10+6)/2,(1+1)/2) or (-2,1) so the equation looks like (x+2)^2/a^2 - (y-1)^2/b^2 = 1 a is the ...
32. ### Physics..Urgent!!!

In the sport of pole vaulting, the jumper's point of mass concentration, called the centre of mass, must clear the pole. Assume that a 59 kg jumper must raise the centre of mass from 1.1 m off the ground to 4.6 m off the ground. What is the jumper's potential energy at the top...
33. ### Physics

1.(a) Explain the term time dilation. (b) Show that an interval of time observed in a moving frame of reference will be less than the same interval of the observed in a stationary frame of reference. 2. A rocket was found to be 150m when measured on earth. It then leaves and ...
34. ### Physics

1.(a) Explain the term time dilation. (b) Show that an interval of time observed in a moving frame of reference will be less than the same interval of the observed in a stationary frame of reference. 2. A rocket was found to be 150m when measured on earth. It then leaves and ...
35. ### Physics

The shuttle must perform the de-orbit burn to change its orbit so that the perigee, the point in the orbit closest to Earth, is inside of Earth's atmosphere. De-orbit maneuvers are done to lower the perigee of the orbit to 60 miles (or less). An altitude of 60 miles is ...
36. ### Physics

The shuttle must perform the de-orbit burn to change its orbit so that the perigee, the point in the orbit closest to Earth, is inside of Earth's atmosphere. De-orbit maneuvers are done to lower the perigee of the orbit to 60 miles (or less). An altitude of 60 miles is ...
37. ### Physics

A synchronous satellite is placed in a circular orbit above Earth, at an altitude of 36 400 km. Find the centripetal acceleration of the satellite. Use significant digits and units
38. ### physics

for a satellite at a height of 500 miles at what speed must the satellite be traveling to achieve a circular orbit?
39. ### Algebra

A satellite is in orbit around the earth, traveling at a rate of 85.4 minutes per orbit. a space shuttle enters the same orbit, traveling at a rate of 93.6 minutes per orbit. the shuttle is .25 orbits behind the satellite, traveling toward it. Let x be the # of orbits the ...
40. ### Physics

A 50 kg satellite circles the earth in an orbit with a period of 110 min. What minimum energy E is required to change the orbit to one with a period of 320 min? Assume both the initial and final orbits are circular. The Earth’s radius is 6.37 × 10^6 m, its mass is 5.98 × ...
41. ### earth

Some people have proposed building a giant elevator from Earth's surface to geosynchronous orbit. The top of the elevator would then have the same orbital distance and period as any satellite in geosynchronous orbit. Suppose you were to let go of an object at the top of the ...
42. ### Geometry

AB and CD are two parallel chords of a circle whose centre is O and radius is 20cm.If Ab=24cm and CD=32cm find distance between AB and CD. If it's given that they lie. 1.onthe opposite sides of centreO. 2.on the same side of the centre o.
43. ### trig

A satellite is in geostationary orbit 22,500 miles above the earth. IF the radius of the earth is 3,960 miles, how fast is the satellite moving in miles per day? How fast is the satellite moving in miles per hour?
44. ### Physics

An 1750 kg weather satellite moves in a circular orbit with a gravitational potential energy of 1.69 x 10^10 J. At it's location, free-fall acceleration is only 6.44 m/s^2. How high above Earth's surface is the satellite?
45. ### physics

A rocket is launched vertically from Earth's surface with a velocity of 3.4 km/s. How high does it go: From Earth's centre? From Earth's surface? how can this be done without any time or force mentioned ??
46. ### physics

A 581 kg satellite is in a circular orbit about the Earth at a height above the Earth equal to the Earth's mean radius. the orbital speed is 5590.98 m/s. Find the period of its revolution.
47. ### physics

1. Calculate the speed in m/s at which the Earth revolves about the sun. You may assume the orbit is nearly circular. 2. A satellite is about 6.5 x 10^3 km from the (center of the) Earth. Find its average orbital speed about the Earth. 3a. A certain satellite has a kinetic ...
48. ### 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 the Earth. Which one of the following statements ...
49. ### physics

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.
50. ### English - Native speakers

Hello what is the difference between a supermarket and a market a chemist and a pharmacy a shopping centre and a department store a shopping centre and a shopping mall
51. ### Forces on Structures (Science)

What force continually changes a satellite's direction? Why doesn't a satellite need fuel to keep moving? What would be the effect on satellites now in orbit if Earth were to stop rotating?
52. ### Phycis

Two kids of mass 10 kg and 15 kg are trying to balance a see saw of total length 6 metres with fulcrum at the centre if one of the kid is sitting aat on end the distance of other from the centre in metres is
53. ### mathematics

find the equatn of a circle with (a).centre (1,2) and radius 3.(b) centre (1,-3) and radius 2
54. ### Physics

Two satellites, X and Y, orbit a planet in nearly circular orbits. Satellite X takes 20 days to complete one orbit, while satellite Y takes 160 days. If satellite X has orbital radius 1.0r, what is the orbital radius of satellite Y?
55. ### physics

Find the speed of a satellite in a circular orbit around the earth with a radius 2.69 times the mean radius of the earth; Radius Earth= 6.37E+3km; Mass Earth= 5.98E+24kg.
56. ### physical science

The orbital velocity of an earth satellite in an orbit 400 mi above the earth?
57. ### mechanics of machines

A vehicle travelling at 29m/s on a level road surface which curved to a radius of 50m about to overturn The centre of gravity at centre of the 1.5m track. a. At what height is the centre of gravity b. At what velocity could the vehicle negotiate the same curve, out banked to ...
58. ### Maths again

For the transformation w=z^2, show that as z moves once round the circle centre O and radius 2, w moves twice round centre O radius 4. I am okay finding the radius and centre of the locus but how do I show it moves twice roundfor w for z turning once. See my other post. ...
59. ### physics

A spy satellite was launched into a circular orbit with a height of 599 km above the surface of the Earth. Determine its orbital speed and period. (The mass of the Earth is 5.97 1024 kg, and the radius of the Earth is 6370 km.)
60. ### Energy of satellite PHYSICS

An m = 43 kg mass instrument package is put into orbit at an altitude above the Earth of A = 23000 km. What is the kinetic energy of this satellite in Joules?
61. ### science help!

A satellite is placed in orbit 100 km above the surface of the earth (radius = 6370 km, mass = 5.98 x 1024 kg). If the satellite has a mass of 1500 kg, what is the force of gravity acting on it?
62. ### Physics

A geostationary satellite orbits the Earth in such a manner that it is always directly above the same point on the equator as the Earth rotates. Assuming that this orbit is circular, what is its radius? (The mass of the Earth is approximately 5.97 × 1024 kg and the ...
63. ### math

) A chord AB of length 13cm is drawn in a circle centre O at a distance of 5cm from O. Find the radius of the circle. Stop at 1 d.p.(b) TA and TB are tangents to a circle centre O. TOC is a straight line and <ATB = 56°. Calculate <ACO.
64. ### PHYSICS(HELP)

A satellite with a mass of ms = 7.00 × 103 kg is in a planet's equatorial plane in a circular "synchronous" orbit. This means that an observer at the equator will see the satellite being stationary overhead (see figure below). The planet has mass mp = 8.59 × 1025 kg and a ...
65. ### math

Two chords in a circle are equal in lengh.The distances from the centre of the circle can be represented by x2 and 4x respectively.How far is it chord from the centre of the circle?[Under the topic of properties of a circle.]
66. ### physics

radius R of the orbit of a geosynchronous satellite that circles the earth. (Note that R is measured from the center of the earth, not the surface.) You may use the following constants: The universal gravitational constant G is 6.67×10−11N⋅m2/kg2. The mass of the ...
67. ### physics

1.A spherical bowl(R = 20 cm) contains water(n = 1.33) and your pet gold fish who, is swimming 15 cm from the centre of the bowl. You however are 35.0 cm from the edge of the bowl-outside, of course. Describe the image your fish sees. 2.The hydrogen atom consists of a proton ...
68. ### Physics

A student argues that as a satellite orbits the earth in a circular path, it moves with a constant velocity and therefore has no acceleration. The professor claims that the student is wrong since the satellite must have a centripetal acceleration as it moves in its circular ...
69. ### physics

A student argues that as a satellite orbits the earth in a circular path, it moves with a constant velocity and therefore has no acceleration. The professor claims that the student is wrong since the satellite must have a centripetal acceleration as it moves in its circular ...
70. ### maths

The Weight of an object varies inversely as the square of its distance from the centre of the earth.the weight of a spacecraft is observed to be only a quater of its weight on earth.How far is the spacecraft from the surface of the earth? [take radius of the earth to be 6400km ]
71. ### Physics

A 4.70 nC point charge is placed at the centre of a hollow metal sphere that has an inner radius 4.70 cm and an outer radius 17.6 cm. The metal sphere itself is charged to 8.40 nC. a)What is the magnitude of the electric field at a distance of 1.60 cm from the centre? b)What ...
72. ### Phy

A non conducting sphere of radius r charged uniformly with surface charge density sigma rotates with angular velocity omega about the axis passing through its centre. Find the magnetic induction at the centre of sphere.
73. ### AP Physics C

An earth satellite, the mass of which is 1000 kg, is in a circular orbit 1000 km above the surface of the earth. It is desired to transfer it to a circular orbit 1500 km above the surface. The amount of work that must be done to accomplish this is A. 3.43 * 109 J B. 1.71 * 109...
74. ### Physics

For launching a satellite into orbit around earth, would the proper conservation of energy formula be: Epi + Eki + O work = Epf + Ekf? Would work = 0 for launching a satellite? And, would Epi = -Gm1m2/radius of earth or would it just equal 0 (because we usually set Ep on earth...
75. ### math

A chord,distance 2 cm from the centre,of a circle is 18 cm long.calculate the length of a chord of the same circle which is 6cm from the centre.
76. ### physics (sorry about all of these!)

A satellite moves in a stable circular orbit with speed Vo at a distance R from the center of a planet. For this satellite to move in a stable circular orbit a distance 2R from the center of the planet, the speed of the satellite must be?? I said that F=ma, but m doesn't ...
77. ### phy

A spy satellite is in circular orbit around Earth. It makes one revolution in 6.01 hours. how high above earth? acceleration?

the function S(d)=93logd+65 relates the speed of the wind, S, in mile per hour, near the centre of a tornado to the distance that the tornado travels, d, in miles. a)Calculate the avg. rate of change for the speed of the wind at the centre of a tornado from mile 10 to mile 100...
79. ### physics

A long straight vertical wire of diameter 2.0mm carries a steady current upwards. At 30mm from the centre of the wire, the magnetic field strength is 0.10mT. Sketch a graph to show the variation of magnetic field strength from the wire surface to a distance of 40mm from the ...
80. ### physics

A long straight vertical wire of diameter 2.0mm carries a steady current upwards. At 30mm from the centre of the wire, the magnetic field strength is 0.10mT. Sketch a graph to show the variation of magnetic field strength from the wire surface to a distance of 40mm from the ...
81. ### maths-circles

a circle having a centre O has a triangle PQS inside it with the base QP is not on centre O. PT and QT are two tangents from an exterior point T (S, O and T are linear points - lie in one line ) it is given that angle ptq = 25 deg . find angle PSQ and OPQ
82. ### physics

The force of gravity at Earth's surface on an astronaut is 634N. What is the force of gravity on the same person at each of the following distances, in multiples of Earth's radius, from the centre of Earth? A)2 B)5 C)10 D)17.2
83. ### Science - physics

A circular wire of radius R carries a total charge Q distributed uniformly over its circumference. A small length of wire subtending angle teta at the centre is cut off. Find the electric field at the centre due to the remaining portion
84. ### physics

A communications satellite is in a synchronous orbit that is 3.00 107 m directly above the equator. The satellite is located midway between Quito, Equador, and Belem, Brazil; two cities almost on the equator that are separated by a distance of 3.10 106 m. Find the time it ...
85. ### science

If your weight is 60 N on earths surface how far should you go from the centre of earth so that your weight will be 300 N ?(radius of earth is 4.4*10^6 m)
86. ### physics

a 55 kg satellite is in circular orbit earth with an orbital radius of 7.4 x 10^6 m . determine the satellite’s a)kinetic energy b)gravitational potential energy c)total energy d)binding energy
87. ### physics

Question 6) Oil and gas exploration companies find new underground deposits by measuring (with incredible precision) the value of g at the Earth's surface. EXTRA INFO GIVEN: The challenge: F=Gm1m2/r^2 ONLY works for two cases: point masses, or if one of the masses has ...
88. ### Physics

A orbiting satellite stays over a certain spot on the equator of (rotating) Earth. What is the altitude of the orbit (called a "synchronous orbit")? Write the equation for the period of a satellite in terms of the distance from the Earth's center. It is a special form of ...
89. ### MATHS

What is Radius if Angle at centre is 150 and Arc length is 220 What is radius if Angle at centre is 270 and Area is 1848 What are area and Angle at circle if Radius is 14 and Arc length is 55 What is radius if Angle at centre is 75 and Area is 154
90. ### physics

A rocket is used to place a satellite in orbit about a planet. The velocity of the satellite is 534 m/s and the radius of orbit is 1.21×108 m. What is the mass of planet?
91. ### Physics Meteorite

A satellite in a circular orbit around earth with a radius 1.019 times the mean radius of the earth is hit by an incoming meteorite. A large fragment m=60 kg is ejected in the backwards direction so that it is stationary with respect to the earth and falls directly to the ...
92. ### physics

Scientists want to place a 3300 kg satellite in orbit around Mars. They plan to have the satellite orbit a distance equal to 2.2 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 1023 kg rmars...
93. ### science

a planet has a radius of 5950 km and a value of g at the surface of 8 m/s2. If the planet decides to put a satellite into citcular orbit, what horizontal (orbital) speed must the satellite achieve?
94. ### Physics - Geostationary Satellite

Why must a geostationary satellite orbit over the equator?
95. ### math

A garden centre buys plants to sell. It sells them at a profit of 28%. A rose bush is sold for £3.40 Work out the price that the garden centre paid for the rose bush.
96. ### Math

Marco is 350 m due east of the centre of the park. His friend Ray is 350 m due south of the centre of the park. Which is the correct expression for the exact distance between the two boys?
97. ### science

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
98. ### Physics....Orbiting Satellite

A orbiting satellite stays over a certain spot on the equator of (rotating) Venus. What is the altitude of the orbit (called a "synchronous orbit")? I found the radius and mass of Venus on the google, but I don't know what I should plug in the "T" if I use the Kepler's 3rd law...
99. ### Math (trigonometry)

A baseball diamond is actually a square with each side approximately 27.4 m. The pitcher's mound is 18.4 m from home plate on the diagonal of the square - note that the pitcher's mound is NOT located at the centre of the diamond! a) How far (to 3 decimal places) from the ...
100. ### Math

A chord distant 2cm from the centre of a circle is 18cm long.calculate the length of a chord of the same circle which is 6cm distant from the centre