The time taken for a satellite to make one orbit is called the orbital period T (s) and is given by the equation: T= √((4π^2 r^3)/GM) where G is the gravitational constant = 6.67×10-11 Nm2kg-2, M is the mass of the planet (kg) and r is the distance from the centre of the planet to the centre of the satellite (m). If the moon takes 27.3 days to orbit the Earth, use the equation to calculate its distance from the Earth if the mass of the Earth is 5.975×1024 kg

| April 14, 2018

    The time taken for a satellite to make one orbit is called the orbital period T (s) and is given by the equation:

T= √((4π^2 r^3)/GM)

where G is the gravitational constant = 6.67×10-11 Nm2kg-2, M  is the mass of the planet (kg) and r is the distance from the centre of the planet to the centre of the satellite (m).

If the moon takes 27.3 days to orbit the Earth, use the equation to calculate its distance from the Earth if the mass of the Earth is 5.975×1024 kg

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