# Answer to Question #24518 in Astronomy | Astrophysics for Daniya Zafar

Question #24518

Scientists want to place a 4100.0 kg satellite in orbit around Mars. They plan to have the satellite orbit a distance equal to 1.5 times the radius of Mars above the surface of the planet. Here is some information that will help solve this problem:

mmars = 6.4191 x 1023 kg

rmars = 3.397 x 106 m

G = 6.67428 x 10-11 N-m2/kg2

What speed should the satellite have to be in a perfectly circular orbit?

mmars = 6.4191 x 1023 kg

rmars = 3.397 x 106 m

G = 6.67428 x 10-11 N-m2/kg2

What speed should the satellite have to be in a perfectly circular orbit?

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