A satellite has a mass of 106 kg and is located at 2.03 106 m above the surface

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A satellite has a mass of 106 kg and is located at 2.03  106 m above the surface of Earth.

(a) What is the potential energy associated with the satellite at this location?
 J

(b) What is the magnitude of the gravitational force on the satellite?
 N
Jun 8th, 2015

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potential energy=mass xgravitational acceration x height

106 x 9.81 x2.03 x10^6

=2.1109 x 10^9 joules

106 x9.81

1.0399 x 10^3 newtons

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