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Homework Help: Phsyics

Posted by Mikhail Moskvich on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 3:16pm.

In 2000, NASA placed a satellite in orbit around an asteroid. Consider a spherical asteroid with a mass of 1.001016 kg and a radius of 8.50 km.

What is the speed of a satellite orbiting 4.70 km above the surface?
What is the escape speed from the asteroid?

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