# Speed of satellite in geosynchronous orbit

**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

Derive an equation and solve for the speed of a satellite in geosynchronous orbit. You may NOT use the value of the satellite’s altitude or radius in your calculations. If you do, you will receive no credit.

- You should use your knowledge of forces and uniform circular motion for this assignment.
- DO NOT use the rotational kinematics from chapter 10. If you do you will receive NO credit.
- DO NOT attempt to apply Kepler’s Laws. If you do you will receive NO credit.

**2. Relevant equations**

I have arrived at a solution, but I suspect that I have used rotational kinematics. Can someone confirm or dismiss this?

**3. The attempt at a solution**

Here is a screenshot from my Maple work. It is relationship1 (1) and (2) that I am worried about.

Thanks in advance.

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