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A 2400-kg satellite is in a circular orbit around a planet. the satellite travels with a constant speed of 6670 m/s. the radius of the circular orbit is 8.92 × 106 m. calculate the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on the satellite by the planet.

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The gravitational force exerted on the satellite is called the centrifugal force, the force keeping it orbiting to the planet. Its formula is F= mass times the square of the velocity all over the radius.Thus, F = 2400 * 6670^2 * (1/8.92x10^6)  F = 11,970 N I hope I was able to help you. Have a good day.

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