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

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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

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DATA:

Mass of satellite= 106Kg

Height=203106m

Potential energy=?

SOLUTION:

P.E=mgh

= (106)(9.8)(203106)

P.E  = 210986512.8J

P.E = 210986.5128KJ

F=GMm/r2

F= (6.67*10-11)(5.97*1024)(106)/(6.38*106)2

F= 1.0369*103 N

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