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?
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Jun 15th, 2015

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potential energy=-106*9.8*6371000*(2.03*10^6)/(6371000+2.03*10^6)

potential energy= 1599.22 *10^6 J

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Jun 15th, 2015

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