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g = G M/R²
R = Earth's radius
At h = 2.03 10^6 m of altitude:
g' = G M/(R+h)²
By dividing the equations:
g'/g = R²/(R+h)²
g' = g R²/(R+h)²
F = m g' = m g R²/(R+h)² = 106 * 9.8 *
6371000²/(6371000 + 2.03*10^6)²
F = 597.43 N <---ANSWER
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