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? Incorrect: Your answer is incorrect. The response you submitted has the wrong sign. J

(b) What is the magnitude of the gravitational force on the satellite? Correct: Your answer is correct. N

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a) the potential energy is (6.67*10^-11)(5.97*10^24)/(6.37*10^6+2.03*10^6)

=4.7404642*10^7 J

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