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?
  
The response you submitted has the wrong sign. J

(b) What is the magnitude of the gravitational force on the satellite?
  N
Jun 10th, 2015

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V=GM/R

=6.67*10^-11*5.98*10^24/2.03*10^6

=1.96*10^8 J


F=GMm/r^2

=10259.8 N


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