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Name: Altitude of Geostationary Orbit (a special case of Geosynchronous Orbit)
Category: Circular Motion & Gravity
Date Added: 2018-01-07
Submitter: Flipping Physics

Calculate the altitude of a satellite in geosynchronous orbit or geostationary orbit.
Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:
0:11 What is geosynchronous orbit?
0:47 Drawing the free body diagram and starting to solve the problem
3:02 Solving for the satellite’s angular velocity
4:05 Identifying the masses and radii
5:25 Defining “r” and solving for altitude
6:29 The physics works!

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