Question

 

An artificial satellite revolving coplanar with the equator around the earth, appears stationary to an observer on the earth. Calculate the height of the satellite above the earth.

Solution

Correct option is

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Let h be the height of the satellite above the earth. The period of revolution of the satellite is   

                          

If the period of revolution of the satellite be equal to the period of the axial rotation (24 hours) of the earth (and the satellite be revolving from west to east), then the satellite will appear stationary relative to the earth.

                 

Substituting this value in eq. (i), we get

               

  

                                

                                  

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

The intensity of gravitational field at a point situated at earth’s surface is 2.5 N/kg. Calculate the gravitational potential at that point. Given: radius of earth, 

Q2

At a point above the surface of the earth, the gravitational potential is  and the acceleration due to gravity is 6.4 ms–2. Assuming the mean radius of the earth to be 6400 km, calculate the height of this point above the earth’s surface.   

Q3

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Q4

 

The radius of earth is 6400 km and mass is  kg. What will be the gravitational potential energy of a body of 200 kg placed at a height of 600 km from the surface of the earth?

Q5

A body of mass m is moved from the surface of the earth to a height (his not negligible in comparison to radius of earth Re). Prove that the increase in potential energy is  

Q6

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Q7

A satellite is revolving in a circular orbit at a distance of 2620 km from the surface of the earth. Calculate the orbital velocity and the period of revolution of the satellite. Radius of the earth = 6380 km, mass of the earth =  Nmkg–2 

Q8

A satellite is revolving in a circular orbit at a distance of 3400 km. calculate the orbital velocity and the period of revolution of the satellite. Radius of the earth = 6400 km and g = 9.8 ms –2.

Q9

 

(i) A satellite is revolving in an orbit close to the earth’s surface. Taking the radius of the earth as  find the value of the orbital speed and the period of revolution of the satellite.   

(ii) What is the relationship of this orbital speed to the velocity required to send a body from the earth’s surface into space, never to return?

Q10

 

An artificial satellite is revolving at a height of 500 km above the earth’s surface in a circular orbit, completing one revolution in 98 minutes. Calculate the mass of the earth. Given: