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Asked Oct 22, 2019

A satellite is sent into a stable circular orbit with a velocity of 0.1 km/s. Determine the orbit altitude in km if the planet mass and radius are 3.6 E21 kg and 4500 km, respectively. |

Step 1

In the orbit, the gravitational force provides the centripetal force to the satellite for revolution in orbit.

Step 2

Substitute 6.67×10^{-11}N.m^{2}/kg^{2} for G, 3.6×10^{21}kg for M and 0.1×10^{3}m/s for v to find the radius of the orbit.

Step 3

The equation for the orbital al...

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