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    Help with orbital question

    To place a satellite of mass 10 000 kg in orbit around the Earth, 5.73 x 10^11 J of work is done. Calculate how far from the Eath's surface the satellite is placed in its oribtal path
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    Re: Help with orbital question

    Use W=Fs

    To find F, use F = ma
    F = 10000*9.8
    = 98000 N

    s = W/F
    = 5.73*10^11/98000
    = 5846938 m
    = 5847 km
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