OpenStudy (anonymous):

the centripetal force acting on a satellite in orbit does what ?

3 years ago
Umm. it goes in a circle? The centripetal force denoted $$\large F_c$$ is equal to $$\large F_c=ma_c$$ where $$\large a_c=\dfrac {v^2} r$$ . Therefore $$\large F_c=m\dfrac {v^2} r$$ .