Some of our satellites seem to just hang nearly motionless over one spot on the earth. These satellites are called geostationary.
#1 What would be a reason/use for such a satellite?
#2 What would be the period of such a geostationary satellite?
#3 In the space below, record your values for r and h for a geostationary satellite.
When you are ready, use your answer in the orbit simulation
and see if your geostationary satellite period comes out correctly.
#4 How many earth radii from the center of the Earth is a geostationary satellite?
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