Answer to Question #37827 in Astronomy | Astrophysics for travis
A 1520 kg geosynchronous satellite or-
bits a planet similar to Earth at a radius
km from the planet’s center. Its
angular speed at this radius is the same as the
rotational speed of the Earth, and so they ap-
pear stationary in the sky. That is, the period
of the satellite is 24 h
What is the force acting on this satellite?
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