How far from the center of the earth must a satellite be placed so that the acceleration due to gravity is half the value at the surface? (Hint: the diameter of the earth is 1.3x107 m.)

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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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:

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. physics college

    Use Newton's Law of Gravitation to compute the work W required to propel a 1100 kg satellite out of the earth's gravitational field. You may assume that the earth's mass is 5.981024 kg and is concentrated at its center. Take the radius of the earth to be

  8. Physics

    A satellite orbits the earth at a distance of 10,000 miles from the earth's center. At this distance the force of gravity on the satellite is 90lbs. What would the force on the satellite be if the distance were 5000 miles instead? At what distance from the

  9. 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,

  10. 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?

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. physics

    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)

  15. 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

  16. gEoMeTrY iNsCrIbEd AnGlEs MuLtIpLe ChOiCe QuEsTiOn

    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

  17. 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

  18. Physics

    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

  19. 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

  20. Physics

    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?

  21. physics

    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?

  22. Math

    A satellite moving in a circular orbit with respect to the earth's center experiences a gravitational force. If the satellite is put into a new circular orbit of smaller radius, how will the gravitational force and the speed of the satellite change ,if at

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. Phyics

    The foci of the elliptical path for an Earth satellite are __________. A) one at Earth's center and the other elsewhere B) one atop the other at Earth's center C) both inside Earth D) both outside Earth

  26. Physics

    A satellite orbits Earth at a distance of 3rearth above Earth's surface. (Earth mass equals 5.97 X 10^24, earths equatorial radius equals 6.38 X 10^6) How many Earth radii is the satellite form Earths center?

  27. 465465

    A satellite is orbiting the earth just above its surface. The centripetal force making the satellite follow a circular trajectory is just its weight, so its centripetal acceleration is about 9.81 m/s2 (the acceleration due to gravity near the earth's

  28. physics

    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.

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. Physics

    How far from the center of the earth must a satellite be placed so that the acceleration due to gravity is half the value at the surface? (Hint: the diameter of the earth is 1.3x107 m.)

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. physics

    A satellite has a mass of 100 kg and is in an orbit at 2.00*10^6 m above the surface of the Earth (a) what is the potential enegry of the satellite at this location?(b) what is the magnitude of the gavitational forece on the satellite? a) Since the weight

  35. physics

    3) A satellite is orbiting Earth at a distance of 57 kilometers. The satellite has a mass of 96 kilograms. What is the force between the planet and the satellite? (Hint: Don't forget that the distance between them in the equation represents the distance to

  36. physics

    A 610 kg satellite orbits at a distance from the Earth's center of about 5.3 Earth radii. What gravitational force does the Earth exert on the satellite?

  37. 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 long does it take the

  38. 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

  39. Physics

    A satellite is placed between the Earth and the Moon, along a straight line that connects their centers of mass. The satellite has an orbital period around the Earth that is the same as that of the Moon, 27.3 days. How far away from the Earth should this

  40. Physics

    (a) Calculate the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on a 488-kg satellite that is a distance of 1.95 times earth radii from the center of the earth. (b) What is the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on the earth by the satellite? (c)

  41. physics

    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 =

  42. 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

  43. science,

    1- If a satellite orbiting the Earth at a height of 150 km (93 miles) above the surface of the earth. Calculate the speed, acceleration and orbital period of the satellite. Using these given constants: M(earth) = 5.98 x 10^24 kg, R(earth) = 6.37 x 10^6 m).

  44. physics

    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

  45. 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

  46. 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?

  47. 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.

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. physics

    A 540 kg satellite orbits at a distance from the Earth's center of about 5.4 Earth radii. What gravitational force does the Earth exert on the satellite

  55. 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 =

  56. 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

  57. Physics

    A communcations satellite of mass 200kg is in circular orbit of radis 4x10^4 km measured from the center of the earth. What is the gravitational force on the satellite and what fraction is this of its weight on the surface of the earth?

  58. 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?

  59. 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.

  60. 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

  61. Physics

    Two satellites are in circular orbits around the earth. The orbit for satellite A is at a height of 511 km above the earth's surface, while that for satellite B is at a height of 895 km. Find the orbital speed for satellite A and satellite B. I've already

  62. 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?

  63. 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?

  64. physics

    A satellite orbits at a distance from the Earth's center of about 4.40 Earth radii and takes 13.0 hours to go around once. What distance (in meters) does the satellite travel in one day?

  65. 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

  66. 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.

  67. Physics

    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?

  68. Physics

    A satellite is orbiting the earth just above its surface. The centripetal force making the satellite follow a circular trajectory is just its weight, so its centripetal acceleration is about 9.81 m/s2 (the acceleration due to gravity near the earth's

  69. 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

  70. Physics

    A satellite orbits at a distance from the Earth's center of abut 3.00 earth radii and takes 7.30 hours to go around once. What distance (in meters) does the satellite travel in one day? And, what is the orbital velocity (in m/s)? I'm completely lost. I

  71. Physics

    (a) Calculate the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on a 430-kg satellite that is a distance of 2.81 times earth radii from the center of the earth. (b) What is the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on the earth by the satellite? (c)

  72. 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

  73. physics

    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.

  74. physics 1

    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.

  75. 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?

  76. 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

  77. 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

  78. 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

  79. Physics

    Given: G = 6.67259 × 10−11 Nm2/kg2 . A 602 kg geosynchronous satellite or- bits a planet similar to Earth at a radius 1.98 × 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

  80. 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

  81. 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

  82. 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

  83. 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?

  84. Physics

    A satellite is placed between the Earth and the Moon, along a straight line that connects their centers of mass. The satellite has an orbital period around the Earth that is the same as that of the Moon, 27.3 days. How far away from the Earth should this

  85. physics

    A satellite is placed between the Earth and the Moon, along a straight line that connects their centers of mass. The satellite has an orbital period around the Earth that is the same as that of the Moon, 27.3 days. How far away from the Earth should this

  86. Physics

    A satellite is placed between the Earth and the Moon, along a straight line that connects their centers of mass. The satellite has an orbital period around the Earth that is the same as that of the Moon, 27.3 days. How far away from the Earth should this

  87. 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?

  88. physics

    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

  89. 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

  90. 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

  91. physics

    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 =

  92. Physics

    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-

  93. P

    Calculate the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on a 1,405-kg satellite that is a distance of two earth radii from the center of the earth.

  94. Physics

    You observe an arti cial satellite orbiting the earth and estimate it is at an altitude h = [03] km above the earth's surface and has a mass m = 3500 kg. You wish to calculate when the satellite will be back in the same position. From the second law of

  95. 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?

  96. 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

  97. SCTD

    Physics a satellite orbiting 3.22 times 10 to the 5th power meters above the surface of the earth get the mass of the satellite is 3.80 times 10 to the 4th kilograms what is the weight or gravitational force exerted on the satellite by the earth?

  98. Physics

    A geosynchronous satellite is one that appears to be fixed in the sky, a condition useful for telecommunications. If such a satellite orbits the earth at an altitude of 49500 km above the earth's surface, what is its centripetal acceleration? The radius of

  99. physics

    A geosynchronous satellite is one that appears to be fixed in the sky, a condition useful for telecommunications. If such a satellite orbits the earth at an altitude of 33000 km above the earth's surface, what is its centripetal acceleration? The radius of

  100. 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?

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