# Geosynchronous Satellite (Equatorial Orbit; Radius of Orbit)

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A satellite that goes around the earth once every 24 hours is called a geosynchronous satellite. If a geosynchronous satellite is in an equatorial orbit, its position appears stationary with respect to a ground station, and it is known as a geostationary satellite.

A. Find the radius R of the orbit of a geosynchronous satellite that circles the earth. (Note that R is measured from the center of the earth, not the surface) ...

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The solution finds the radius R of the orbit of a geosynchronous satellite that circles the earth.

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