# Question #49be6

##### 1 Answer

The satellite's orbital period is 2h 2min 41.8s

#### Explanation:

In order for the satellite to stay in orbit, its vertical acceleration must be null. Therefore, its centrifugal acceleration must be the opposite of Mars' gravitationnal acceleration.

The satellite is

The satellite's centrifugal acceleration is:

If the satellite's orbit is circular, then the orbit's perimeter is:

Therefore the satellite's orbital period is: