Geosynchronous Satellite?

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. Find the radius R of the orbit of a... show more 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.

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.) You may use the following constants:

The universal gravitational constant G is 6.67 X 10^-11 N.m^2/Kg^2 .

The mass of the earth is 5.98 X 10^24 Kg .

The radius of the earth is 6.38 X 10^6 m .
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