Posted by **Lance** on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 8:20am.

Any object, be it a space satellite or a molecule, must attain an initial upward velocity of at least 11.2 km/s in order to escape the gravitational attraction of the earth. What would be the kinetic energy in joules of a satellite weighing 2337 lb that has the speed equal to this escape velocity of 11.2 km/s?

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**DrBob222**, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 1:51pm
Try K.E. = 1/2*m*v^2

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**Anonymous**, Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:21pm
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