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(a) Determine the amount of work (in joules) that must be done on a 95 kg payload to elevate it to a height of 1007 km above the Earth's surface.
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(b) Determine the amount of additional work that is required to put the payload into circular orbit at this elevation.
2 ? J

  • Physics - ,

    I assume you are a calculus based physics student.

    Work= INTEGRAL Forcegravity.dr
    = INT from re to re+1007,000m of
    (GMe*95)/r^2 * dr evaulated over limits.

    Now the additional work to go into orbit: 1/2 mv^2, where v^2=GMe/(re+1007,000)

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