The radius of the earth = 6400 km.
weight of equipment = 120-kg
Also, the geostationary orbit of the earth is at a distance of about 36000 km from the earth's surface.
We know that the value acceleration due to gravity above the surface of the Earth is given by-
G= universal gravitational constant
m = mass of the object
R= radius of the earth and
h = height from surface of earth
Substituting the values and calculating g’ for h = 36000km, we will get
At surface of earth, acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 m/s2
Taking their ratios
Now, the required satellite weight will be-
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