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What is the period of a satellite in a circular orbit just above the surface of the Moon? The Moon’s mass is 7.36 × 1022 kilograms and its radius is 1.738 × 106 meters.

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The period of a satellite in a circular orbit can be obtained by using the formula below: P = √(4π²r³/GM) Where: constant GM of the Moon (gravity * mass) = 4.903x10^12 m³/s² Substituting and simplifying: P = 2.838x10^(-6) * √(1.738x10^6)³ P = 6502 seconds, or 108.37 minutes

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