An artificial satellite is moving in a circular orbit of radius 42250 km. Calculate its speed if it takes 24 hours to revolve around the earth.

Given that

The radius of the orbit = 42250 km

Find out

Speed if it takes 24 hours to revolve around the earth

Solution

Therefore, circumference of the orbit = 2*π*42250km = 265571.42 km

Time taken for the orbit = 24 hours

Therefore, speed of the satellite = 11065.4 km.h-1

The satellite orbits the Earth at a speed of 11065.4 kilometers per hour.

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