#### Question

A communications satellite weighs $4400$N on Earth where $g=9.81 \frac{m}{s^2}$ . What is the weight of the satellite, in N, as it orbits Earth where the acceleration of gravity is $0.224 \frac{m}{s^2}$. Express each weight in lbf.

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Data:

$F_{earth} = 4400 N$ - The weight of the satellite on Earth

$g_{earth} = 9,81 m/s^2$ - Gravitational acceleration on Earth

$g_{orbit} = 0,224 m/s^2$ - Gravitational acceleration in orbit

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