Physics

posted by .

Zero, a hypothetical planet, has a mass of 1.0 1023 kg, a radius of 3.0 106 m, and no atmosphere. A 10 kg space probe is to be launched vertically from its surface.
(a) If the probe is launched with an initial kinetic energy of 5.0 107 J, what will be its kinetic energy when it is 4.0 106 m from the center of Zero?
(b) If the probe is to achieve a maximum distance of 8.0 106 m from the center of Zero, with what initial kinetic energy must it be launched from the surface of Zero?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
What equation do I start with?

I tried using:
E = KE - GMm/R and came up with the wrong answer. Am I doing something wrong? PLEASE HELP!

  • Physics -

    m

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Physics/Math

    Zero, a hypothetical planet, has a mass of 1.0 1023 kg, a radius of 3.0 106 m, and no atmosphere. A 10 kg space probe is to be launched vertically from its surface. (a) If the probe is launched with an initial kinetic energy of 5.0 …
  2. Physics

    Zero, a hypothetical planet, has a mass of 1.0x10^23 kg, a radius of 3.0x10^6 m, and no atmosphere. A 10 kg space probe is to be launched vertically from its surface. (a) If the probe is launched with an initial kinetic energy of 5.0x10^7 …
  3. Physics/Math

    The Formula you use is the correct one. However, consider this. If the initial PE existed, wouldn't you have to add it to the initial KE then subtract the PE at some R from the center?
  4. Physics/Math

    Ok...I figured out part a but I am having trouble with b. part a was: Zero, a hypothetical planet, has a mass of 1.0x10^23 kg, a radius of 3.0x10^6 m, and no atmosphere. A 10 kg space probe is to be launched vertically from its surface. …
  5. Physics/Math

    Ok...I figured out part a but I am having trouble with b. part a was: Zero, a hypothetical planet, has a mass of 1.0x10^23 kg, a radius of 3.0x10^6 m, and no atmosphere. A 10 kg space probe is to be launched vertically from its surface. …
  6. physics

    Zero, a hypothetical planet, has a mass of 3.0*10^23 kg, a radius of 3.0*10^6 m, and no atmosphere. A 10 kg space probe is to be launched vertically from its surface. (a) If the probe is launched with an initial kinetic energy of 5.0*10^7 …
  7. Physics

    Zero, a hypothetical planet, has a mass of 2.7 x 10^23 kg, a radius of 2.8 x 10^6 m, and no atmosphere. A 3.6 kg space probe is to be launched vertically from its surface. (a) If the probe is launched with an initial kinetic energy …
  8. Physics

    Zero, a hypothetical planet, has a mass of 2.7 x 10^23 kg, a radius of 2.8 x 10^6 m, and no atmosphere. A 3.6 kg space probe is to be launched vertically from its surface. (b) If the probe is to achieve a maximum distance of 4.6 × …
  9. Physics

    Zero, a hypothetical planet, has a mass of 4.0 1023 kg, a radius of 3.0 106 m, and no atmosphere. A 14 kg space probe is to be launched vertically from its surface. (a) If the probe is launched with an initial kinetic energy of 5.0 …
  10. physics

    Zero, a hypothetical planet, has a mass of 5.7 x 1023 kg, a radius of 2.8 x 106 m, and no atmosphere. A 10 kg space probe is to be launched vertically from its surface. (a) If the probe is launched with an initial kinetic energy of …

More Similar Questions