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The question states:A satellite has a mass of 5850 kg and is in a circular orbit 4.1 × 10^{5} m above the surface of a planet. The period of the orbit is 2.00 hours. The radius of the planet is 4.15 × 10^{6} m. What would be the true weight of the satellite if it were at rest on the planet's surface?

I'm unsure as to how to draw the free body diagram as well as solving the problem. Any help would be aappreciated!

Step 1

The equation for the time period of the satellite is given by

Step 2

The equation for the true weight o...

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