Geosynchronous satellites orbit the Earth at a distance of 42000km from the Earth's center. Their angular velocity at this height is the same as the rotation of the Earth, so they appear stationary at certain locations in the sky. What

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  1. physics

    Two artificial satellites, 1 and 2, orbit the Earth in circular orbits having radii R1 and R2. If R2=2R1, the accelerations a2 and a1 of the satellites are related how?

  2. Physics Gravitational Force

    Geosynchronous satellites orbit the Earth at a distance of 42000km from the Earth's center. Their angular velocity at this height is the same as the rotation of the Earth, so they appear stationary at certain locations in the sky. What is the force acting

  3. physics

    the moon has a period of 27.3 days and a mean distance of 3.90x10^8 m from the center of the earth. find the period of a satellite in orbit 6.7x10^6 m from the center of earth. thank you!

  4. Physics

    Calculate the percentage of Earth’s gravitational force on the ISS astronauts while orbiting at an altitude of 248 miles above Earth’s surface. To do this, compare the gravitational force on an orbiting astronaut to the force on the astronaut here at

  5. Physics

    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

  6. Weather

    Which factor has the biggest impact on Earth's seasons? A) Earth's revolution. B) Earth's elliptical orbit. C) Earth's tilt on its axis. D) Earth's distance from the Sun. ***

  7. Math

    Earth is represented on a map of a portion of the solar system so that its surface is the circle with equation x squared + y squared + 8x + 6y - 3575=0. A weather satellite circles 0.4 unit above Earth with the center of its circular orbit at the center of

  8. 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

  9. phy101

    Calculate the velocity needed for an object starting at the Earth's surface to just barely reach a satellite in a geosynchronous orbit. Ignore air drag and assume the object has a speed of zero when it reaches the satellite. (The orbital radius of a

  10. 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

  11. Physics

    The moon has a period of 27.3 days and a mean distance of 3.90 x 10^5 km from the center of Earth. a) Use Kepler's laws to find the period of a satellite in orbit 6.70 x 10^3 km from the center of Earth --- I was able to do this and the answer i got was:

  12. 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

  13. 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?

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. mechanics

    please help solve these questions (1a). The gravitational field strength g on the earth’s surface is 9.8N/kg. explain what this means.(b) Using the law of gravity, show that gr2= k. Where g=gravitational field strength at a distance r from the center of

  17. physics

    Compute the orbital radius of an earth satellite that has an equatorial orbit and always remains above a fixed point P on the earth's surface. Communication satellites have such "geosynchronous" orbits (see figure). These satellites are used to relay radio

  18. 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

  19. physics

    GPS satellites orbit the earth about 20,000 km above the surface of the earth. The radius of the earth is 6,371 km. What is the acceleration due to earth’s gravity on the GPS satellites? i've tried fooling around with the A = V^2/ R and V = 2pir/T

  20. 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?

  21. 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 Earth REis 6370 km. (a) What

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. physics

    The Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) utilizes a group of 24 satellites orbiting the Earth. Using "triangulation" and signals transmitted by these satellites, the position of a receiver on the Earth can be determined to within an accuracy of a few

  25. physics

    (1a). The gravitational field strength g on the earth’s surface is 9.8N/kg. explain what this means.(b) Using the law of gravity, show that gr2= k. Where g=gravitational field strength at a distance r from the center of the earth (r>Re), where Re is the

  26. Physics

    When out in space in International Space Station (ISS), Astronauts experience weightlessness. The ISS’s orbit is 354 km (that is 3.54 x 105 m) above the surface of the earth (You can get more educational NASA resources from: The distance separating the

  27. 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

  28. Physics

    When out in space in International Space Station (ISS), Astronauts experience weightlessness. The ISS’s orbit is 354 km (that is 3.54 x 105 m) above the surface of the earth. The distance separating the center of the earth from the center of the ISS is

  29. Physics

    Two satellites A and B of the same mass are orbiting Earth in concentric orbits. The distance of satellite B from Earth’s center is twice that of satellite A. What is the ratio of the tangential speed of B to that of A?

  30. physics

    Calculate the velocity needed for an object starting at the Earth's surface to just barely reach a satellite in a geosynchronous orbit. Ignore air drag and assume the object has a speed of zero when it reaches the satellite. (The orbital radius of a

  31. physics

    the polar-orbiting environmental satellites (POES) and some military satellites orbit at a much lower level in order to obtain more detailed information. POES complete an Earth orbit 14.1 times per day. What are the orbital speed and the altitude of POES?

  32. physics

    A satellites are placed in a circular orbit that is 2.44 × 107 m above the surface of the earth. What is the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity at this distance?

  33. physics

    An artificial satellite placed into earth's orbit has a mass of 1250kg. It travels at an average distance of 222.5km above the surface of the earth. The radius of the earth is 6370km. What acceleration due to gravity does the earth give the satellite? I

  34. physics

    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?

  35. Chemistry help

    The earth moves round the sun in one year.the average earth-sun distance is 1.5*10^11m given that the mass of the earth is 5.98*10^24kg (a):the angular momentum of the earth??? (b):kinetic energy of the earth motion?? (c):kinetic energu of the earth motion

  36. Physics

    Al the astronaut has a weight of 1600 N when he is standing on the surface of earth. What is the force of gravity action on him when he is in space station orbiting earth at a distance of four earth radii from the center of the earth?

  37. Physics

    If an artificial earth satellite is in an orbit around the earth’s equator with a period of exactly 1 day, how does its motion look to an observer on the rotating earth if it orbits in the same direction as the earth turns? (Such an orbit is said to be

  38. Physics

    Many satellites orbit the earth at about 1000km above the earth's surface. Geosynchronous satellites orbit a distance of 4.22*10^7 m from the center of the earth. How much more energy is required to launch a 500kg satellite into a geosynchronous orbit

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. Physics please help

    Geosynchronous satellites orbit the Earth at an altitude of about 3.58×10^7 m. Given that the Earth's radius is 6.38×10^6 m and its mass is 5.97×10^24 kg, what is the magnitude of the gravitational acceleration at the altitude of one of these

  42. physics

    Geosynchronous communications satellites are placed in a circular orbit that is 3.59 107 m above the surface of the earth. What is the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity at this distance?

  43. physics

    Suppose the Earth's orbit is divided in two by its minor axis as shown in the figure. How much longer in days does the Earth spend in one half than the other? The eccentricity of an elliptical orbit is defined as e:=a/c where c is the semi-major axis and a

  44. 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 Earth REis 6370 km. (a) What

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. Science-Astronomy

    Using the equation speed=distance/time, calculate the speeds(in km/hour) of a geosynchronous satellite I'm given that the distance from this particular geosynchronous satellite is 36000km from Earth, and orbits Earth 24h. I can not understand how to solve

  49. physics

    (1a). The gravitational field strength g on the earth’s surface is 9.8N/kg. explain what this means.(b) Using the law of gravity, show that gr2= k. Where g=gravitational field strength at a distance r from the center of the earth (r>Re), where Re is the

  50. Physics

    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

  51. Astronomy

    "If the Sun were magically replaced with a giant rock that had precisely the same mass, Earth’s orbit would not change. Explain why not." I'm a little confused as to how to answer this. Is it because Earth doesn't orbit the exact center of the sun.

  52. physics

    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

  53. physics

    a geosynchronous satellite orbits at a distance from earth's center of about 6.6 earth radii and takes 24 h to go around once. what distance in meters does the satellite travel in one day? what is its orbital velocity in m /s?

  54. physics

    a geosynchronous satellite orbits at a distance from earth's center of about 6.6 earth radii and takes 24 h to go around once. what distance in meters does the satellite travel in one day? what is its orbital velocity in m /s?

  55. 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.

  56. physics

    at what height above the earth's surface in a circular orbit have to travel in order to have an orbital period half that of a geosynchronous satellite's period? (a geosynchronous satellite orbits above the equator so that it is above the same location on

  57. physics

    If the Earth had two identical moons in one circular orbit, and the moons were as far apart in that orbit as they could be, the center of gravity of the Earth-moons system would beA) at the center of the Earth.B) outside the Earth, but beyond the orbital

  58. principles of physics

    If the Earth had two identical moons in one circular orbit, and the moons were as far apart in that orbit as they could be, the center of gravity of the Earth-moons system would beA) at the center of the Earth.B) outside the Earth, but beyond the orbital

  59. physics

    What is the ratio of the spin angular momentum of the earth and its orbital angular momentum about the sun. The mean radius of the earth is R=6400km. The radius of the earth's orbit is r=1.5*10^8km. You may assume the mass of the earth is uniformly

  60. Physics please HELP

    What is the ratio of the spin angular momentum of the Earth and its orbital angular momentum about the Sun. The mean radius of the earth is R_earth = 6400 km. The radius of the Earth's orbit is r_s = 1.5 * 10^8 km. For simplicity you may assume that the

  61. PHYSICS

    This is the exact problem from the paper and I got an answer of 4.2 * 10^7 and I was wondering if this was the right answer. What is the height above the earth's surface at which all synchronous satellites (regardless of mass) must be placed in orbit? The

  62. physics

    A geosynchronous Earth satellite is one that has an orbital period equal to the rotational period of the Earth. Such orbits are useful for communication and weather observation because the satellite remains above the same point on Earth, provided it orbits

  63. physics

    This figure shows the force on a 0.1-kilogram mass at various distances from Earth. Notice that the force decreases as the square of the distance. Now, consider satellites A and B, both circling Earth. If A has ten times the mass of B but B is 1/10 of the

  64. mechanics

    please help solve these questions (1a). The gravitational field strength g on the earth’s surface is 9.8N/kg. explain what this means.(b) Using the law of gravity, show that gr2= k. Where g=gravitational field strength at a distance r from the center of

  65. mechanics

    please help solve these questions (1a). The gravitational field strength g on the earth’s surface is 9.8N/kg. explain what this means.(b) Using the law of gravity, show that gr2= k. Where g=gravitational field strength at a distance r from the center of

  66. Physics: Astronauts and space

    When out in space in International Space Station (ISS), Astronauts experience weightlessness. The ISS’s orbit is 354 km (that is 3.54 x 105 m) above the surface of the earth.The distance separating the center of the earth from the center of the ISS is

  67. Physics (please help!!!!)

    Calculate the magnitudes of the gravitational forces exerted on the Moon by the Sun and by the Earth when the two forces are in direct competition, that is, when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned with the Moon between the Sun and the Earth. This

  68. physics

    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

  69. physics

    Two satellites orbit Earth with the same mass, but satellite A orbits at a distance of 2 Earth radii whereas satellite B orbits at a distance of 3 Earth radii. By what factor is satellite B's gravitational force smaller than A's? (Hint: You are finding the

  70. Physics

    I have a question about the International Space Station-Its been orbiting earth at 350km-If the radius of the earth is 6,370 km, what is the period of orbit for the Space Station? Secondly, if it was moved to a geosynchronous orbit, what would the new

  71. 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

  72. 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

  73. 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?

  74. Physics

    1.Halley's comet moves about the sun in an elliptical orbit with its closest approach to the sun being 0.59 A.U. and its furthest distance being 35 A.U. [1 Astronomical Unit (A.U.) is the Earth-Sun distance.] If the comet's speed at closest approach is 54

  75. physics

    Find the distance (measured in earth radii, RE) from the center of the earth to a point outside the earth where the acceleration of gravity due to the earth is exactly one ninth of its value on the surface of the earth.

  76. Physics - Satellite Motion

    The polar- orbiting environmental satellites (POES) and some military satellites orbit at a much lower level in order to obtain more detailed information. POES complete an Earth orbit 14.1 times per day. What are the orbital speed and the ltitude of the

  77. Math

    The gravitational acceleration, g, on the Earth is proportional to the mass, M, of the Earth and inversely proportional to the square of the distance, r, from the Earth's center. If the gravitational acceleration on the center of the Earth is 9.8 m/s^2,

  78. Physics please help

    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

  79. Physics help!

    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

  80. Physics

    An earth satellite moves in a circular orbit with an orbital speed of 5800 m/s. Find the time (expressed in seconds) of one revolution of the satellite. Find the radial acceleration of the satellite in its orbit. I think we need to know the radius of the

  81. Physics

    At the heighest point on earth, the distance to the center of the earth is approximately equal to 1.0014 times the radius of the earth. What would be in N/kg the magnitude of the gravitational field (g) due to the earth at that position? Assume 9.8 N/kg

  82. 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

  83. Physics

    A satellites are placed in a circular orbit that is 1.62 × 108 m above the surface of the earth. What is the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity at this distance?

  84. mit

    A spacecraft of mass m is first brought into an orbit around the earth. The earth (together with the spacecraft) orbits the sun in a near circular orbit with radius R (R is the mean distance between the earth and the sun; it is about 150 million km). (a)

  85. 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?

  86. Physics Urgent!!

    A day on Mars is 24.6 Earth hours long. A year on Mars is 687 Earth days long. How do the angular velocities of Mars’ rotation and orbit compare to the angular velocities of Earth’s rotation and orbit? w(M)/w(E)= and w(My)/w(Ey)= w is what I used to

  87. Physics

    The space shuttle is in a 3e+5 m high orbit over the earth. The radius of the earth is 6.37e+6 m, the mass of the earth is 5.98e+24 kg. What is the distance from the center of the earth to the space shuttle? I don't know whether I would double the radius

  88. maths

    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

  89. Physics-Please help

    I have a question about the International Space Station-Its been orbiting earth at 350km-If the radius of the earth is 6,370 km, what is the period of orbit for the Space Station? Secondly, if it was moved to a geosynchronous orbit, what would the new

  90. physics help

    The earth orbits the sun once a year (3.16 10^7 s) in a nearly circular orbit radius 1.50 10^11 m. With respect to the sun, determine the following. (a) the angular speed of the earth 1 rad/s (b) the tangential speed of the earth 2 m/s (c) the magnitude

  91. 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

  92. physics

    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

  93. AP Physics B

    A 1010 kg geosynchronous satellite orbits a planet similar to Earth at a radius 1.97 × 105 km from the planet’s center. Its angular speed at this radius is the same as the rotational speed of the Earth, and so they appear stationary in the sky. That is,

  94. Physics

    The Earth has an electric field with magnitude roughly 100 N/C at its surface. A) Assuming there is a point charge at the earth's center creating this field, how much charge does the earth posses? Treat the earth as a sphere of radius 6.37 * 10^6 m. B)As

  95. fizik asas

    The earth travels in a nearly circular orbit about the sun. The mean distance of the earth from the sin is 1.5¡Á1011 m. What is the approximation speed of the earth in its orbit around the sun?

  96. Physics

    Use the following numbers for this question. MEarth 5.98e+24 kg MJupiter 1.9e+27 kg MSun 2e+30 kg Earth-Sun distance 150000000000 m Jupiter-Sun distance 778000000000 m rE 6380000 m rJ 69000000 m G = 6.67e-11 Nm2kg-2 the acceleration due to gravity at the

  97. physics

    Given that the distancef rom Earth to the Moon is 3.8 x 10^8 m, that the Moon takes 27 days to orbit Earth, and that the mass of the Moon is 7.4 x 10^22 kg, what is the acceleration of the Moon and the size of the attractive force between Earth and Moon?

  98. Physics

    The Earth has an angular speed of 7.272·10-5 rad/s in its rotation. Find the new angular speed if an asteroid (m = 3.45·1022 kg) hits the Earth while traveling at a speed of 4.41·103 m/s (assume the asteroid is a point mass compared to the radius of the

  99. Astro

    What is the distance in meters from the Earth's center to a point out-side the Earth where the gravitational acceleration due to the Earth is 1/20 of its value at the Earth's surface?

  100. physics

    What is the speed of a satellite in a geosynchronous orbit about Earth?

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