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Homework Help: Physics help please

Posted by ... on Friday, November 25, 2011 at 8:36pm.

The space shuttle orbits at a distance of 335 km above the surface of the Earth. What is the gravitational force (in N) on a 1.0 kg sphere inside the space shuttle. Assume that the mass of the Earth is 5.98x1024 kg and the radius of the Earth is 6370 km

Compare (as %) the acceleration due to gravity at the altitude of the space shuttle to the local acceleration due to gravity at the surface of the Earth, 9.80 m/s2

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