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Posted by on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:00pm.

What's the speed of the Hubble telescope when it is in orbit 598 km above the earths surface?

  • physics - , Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:27pm

    Its period is 96 min, so velcity must be...

    velocity= 2PIradius/time=2PI(radEarth+598,000)/96

    be certain to put radius Earth in meters to get velocity in m/min.

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