Physics

posted by .

An engine of the orbital maneuvering system (OMS) on a
space shuttle exerts a force of for 3.90 s, exhausting
a negligible mass of fuel relative to the 95,000-kg mass of the
shuttle. (a) What is the impulse of the force for this 3.90 s? (b)
What is the shuttle’s change in momentum from this impulse?
(c) What is the shuttle’s change in velocity from this impulse?
(d) Why can’t we find the resulting change in the kinetic energy of
the shuttle?

  • Physics -

    ball sack

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Science

    The space shuttle has a mass of 2,000,000 kg. At liftoff, the engines generate a force of 32,000,000 N. What is the velocity of the shuttle after 10 minutes if the acceleration rate were 13 m/s/s?
  2. phys

    The space shuttle, with an initial mass M = 2.41E+6 kg, is launched from the surface of the earth with an initial net acceleration a = 26.1 m/s2. The rate of fuel consumption is R = 6.90E+3 kg/s. The shuttle reaches outer space with …
  3. physics

    The space shuttle has a mass of 2.0 × 106 kg. At lift-off the engines generate an upward force of 30 × 106 N. a. What is the weight of the shuttle?
  4. Physics

    The space shuttle has a weight 2.00 x 10^7 N. The shuttle is accelerated upward at a rate of 5.50 m/s^2. What is the mass of the shuttle?
  5. Physics

    The De-orbit Burn The Shuttle must reduce its velocity at a pre-calculated point in its orbit in order to return to Earth. In order to reduce the velocity and change the orbit of the Shuttle, a maneuver called the de-orbit burn is …
  6. Physics

    A deorbit burn has been performed. During this deorbit burn a pre-calculated Delta V (change in velocity) of 290 ft/s (or 88.4 m/s) will be used to decrease the Shuttle’s altitude from 205 miles to 60 miles at perigee. The Shuttle’s …
  7. Physics

    When the space shuttle (mass of the shuttle = 2 x10^6 kg) was at the outer limit of Earth's atmosphere (distance = 350 km above Earth's surface), astronauts measured the gravitational force from Earth to be equal to 1.7 x 10^7 newtons. …
  8. Physics

    The space shuttle, with an initial mass M = 2.41×106 kg, is launched from the surface of the earth with an initial net acceleration a = 26.1 m/s^2. The rate of fuel consumption is R = 6.90×103 kg/s. The shuttle reaches outer space …
  9. Physics Help Please!!!!

    During a launch of the shuttle, fuel is being burned at a rate of 2000 kg every second. the exhaust from the burning of this fuel is expelled by the engines and can be seen during the launch. readings from instruments mounted on the …
  10. Physics

    Lieutenant Wharf, of mass 98.3 kg, is outside the space shuttlecraft Enigma trying to repair a broken warp engine nacelle. He finds he has drifted away from the shuttle while carelessly daydreaming. Miraculously, a stray photon torpedo …

More Similar Questions