A geosynchronous satellite stays above the same point on the equator of the Earth (a typical TV satellite). Determine algebraically:
(a) The height above the Earth's surface it must be.
(b) What the satellite orbital speed is?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:18 pm ad1c9bdddf
To solve this problem, I will let m be mass of satellite and M be mass of earth.
We only have force of gravity on satellite so that must be the force that holds the satellite in orbit.
Gravity: F = GmM / r^2
force needed for circular motion: F ...
This solution discusses the solution to Kelper's Laws and Earth satellites.