Solution: For how long is the satellite above the horizon?

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For how long is the satellite above the horizon?

Problem Statement:

A satellite orbits the earth at a constant height above the surface of the earth equal to twice the radius of the earth. A man observes that the satellite appears above the horizon every two hours and passes directly overhead. For how long is the satellite above the horizon?

Problem Answer:

The satellite will be above the horizon for 47.02 minutes.

Solution:

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