# A space shuttle orbits at an altitude of approximately 200km above the surface of the Earth. If the radius of the Earth itself is 6380 km, what’s the acceleration due to gravity at the altitude of the space shuttle?

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1. ### phys science

A space shuttle orbits at an altitude of approximately 200km above the surface of the Earth. If the radius of the Earth itself is 6380 km, what’s the acceleration due to gravity at the altitude of the space shuttle?
2. ### Phys Science

Good afternoon tutors..I need help on a few problems.Im really stuck.. 1) the space shuttle orbits at an altitude of approximately 200km above the surface of the earth. If the radius of the earth itself is 6380km, whats the acceleration de to gravity at the altitude of the ...
3. ### phys sci

the space shuttle orbits at an altitude of approximately 200 km above the surface of the earth. If the radius of the earth itself is 6380km, what is the acceleration due to gravity at the altitude ofthe space shuttle?

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 ...
5. ### space

What is the value of g for space-shuttle territory , about 200km above the Earth's surface. Data: Earth's mass is 6x10^24kg, and radius is 6380 km
6. ### physics

. The space shuttle typically orbits 400 km above the earth's surface. The earth has a mass of 5.98 × 1024 kg and a radius of 6,380 km. A) How much would a 2000 kg part for the space station weigh when it has been lifted to that orbit in the shuttle's cargo bay? B) What is ...
7. ### Physics

The space shuttle typically orbits 400 km above the earth's surface. The earth has a mass of 5.98 × 1024 kg and a radius of 6,380 km. A) How much would a 2000 kg part for the space station weigh when it has been lifted to that orbit in the shuttle's cargo bay? B) What is the ...
8. ### Physical science

the space shuttle typically orbits 400 km above the earth's surface.the earth hass a mass of 5.98*10 to the 24 squared kg and a raduis of 6,380 km.A)how much would a 2000 kg part form the space station weight when it has been lifted to that orbit in the shuttle's cargo bay?B)...
9. ### physics

The Earth’s radius is about 6380 km. The space shuttle is orbiting about 275.0 km above Earth’s surface. If the average speed of the space shuttle is 23500 km/h, find the time required for it to circle Earth.
10. ### physics

The Earth’s radius is about 6380 km. The space shuttle is orbiting about 300.1 km above Earth’s surface. If the average speed of the space shuttle is 25700 km/h, ﬁnd the time required for it to circle Earth. Answer in units of h
11. ### Math

Radius of earth 3,959 miles Space shuttle orbits 200 miles above earths Surface Space shuttle completes 220 degrees of a Revolution around earth in one day What is the average speed of the space Shuttle
12. ### Math

Radius of earth 3,959 miles Space shuttle orbits 200 miles above earths Surface Space shuttle completes 220 degrees of a Revolution around earth in one day What is the average speed of the space Shuttle
13. ### physics

Assuming Earth behaves as a perfect sphere with a radius of 6380 km, the standard gravitational acceleration,g, at sea level has a value of 9.80 m/s^2. a.) As Earth rotates on its axis, objects at the equator experience a slightly different value of g due to additional ...
14. ### Physics

Many people mistakenly believe that astronauts who orbit the Earth are "above gravity." The mass of the Earth is 6x10 ^ 34 kg and radius is 6.38x10 ^ 6 m (6380 km) Use Newton's law to show that in the territory of the special ferry, 200 km above the earth's surface, the force ...
15. ### Physics

Many people mistakenly believe that the astronauts that orbit the Earth are "above gravity". Calculate g for space-shuttle territory, 206 kilometers above the Earth's surface. Earth's mass is 6e24 kg, and its radius is 6.38e6 m (6380 km). Your answer is what percentage of 9.8 ...
16. ### PHYSICS HEELLPPP!!

Many people mistakenly believe that the astronauts who orbit the Earth are "above gravity." Calculate g for space shuttle territory, 225 kilometers above the Earth's surface (dashed line in sketch). Earth's mass is 6 1024 kg, and its radius is 6.38 106 m (6380 km).
17. ### Physics

You are explaining why astronauts feel weightless while orbiting in the space shuttle. Your friends respond that they thought gravity was just a lot weaker up there. Convince them and yourself that it isn't so by calculating the acceleration of gravity 248 km above the Earth's...

The radius of Earth is 6,371 kilometers. A space shuttle orbits 315 kilometers above the surface of Earth. The space shuttle completes 240° of a revolution around Earth in one hour. What is the average speed of the space shuttle? Choose the closest answer. Please help both ...
19. ### Physics

Many people mistakenly believe that the astronauts who orbit the Earth are "above gravity." Calculate g for space shuttle territory, 290 kilometers above the Earth's surface (dashed line in sketch). Earth's mass is 6 1024 kg, and its radius is 6.38 106 m (6380 km). 1.)in m/s^2...
20. ### Physical Science

Many people mistakenly believe that the astronauts who orbit Earth are "above gravity." Earth's mass is 6×1024kg, and its radius is 6.38×106m (6380 km). Use the inverse-square law to find a height above Earth's surface at that the force of gravity on a shuttle is about 89 % ...
21. ### phy

(Q1)At what altitude above the earth's surface would the acceleration due to gravity be 4.9m/s-2?Assuming the mean radius of the earth is 64000000meters and the acceleration due to gravity 9.8m/s-2 on the surface of the earth (a)26000000m(b)323000000m(c)465000000m(d)776000000m...
22. ### math and science

A space shuttle with a mass of 4,06 X 10kg,orbits earth at a height of 720km above the surface of the earth.calculate the gravitational force experienced by the shuttle
23. ### Astronomy 1010

The International Space Station orbits approximately 350 km above the Earth's surface. (The Earth's radius is 6,378 km.) Are the astronauts beyond the pull of Earth's gravity? Explain your reasoning.
24. ### Astronomy 1010

The International Space Station orbits approximately 350 km above the Earth's surface. (The Earth's radius is 6,378 km.) Are the astronauts beyond the pull of Earth's gravity? Explain your reasoning.
25. ### Physics

What is the Earth's gravitational force on you when you are standing on the Earth and when you are riding in the Space Shuttle 380 km above the Earth's surface? Answer as a fraction of the surface gravity of Earth. (The Earth's radius is 6400 km.)
26. ### 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. Assuming that both Earth and the shuttle ...
27. ### Physics

The mass of the Earth=Mg=5.97x10^24 kg. The radius of the Earth=RE= 6.38 x10^6 m. A) What is the weight of the 75 kg person? B) Determine the acceleration due to gravity aboard a space shuttle at an altitude of 400km.
28. ### physics

the space shuttle typically orbits 400 km above the earths surface. The earth has a mass of 5.98 * 10^24 kg and a radius of 6380km. A) How much would a 2000 kg part for the space station weigh when it has been lifted to that orbit in the shuttles cargo bay? B)Use your result ...
29. ### Physics

The space shuttle is in a 3e+5 m high orbit over the earth. The radius of the earth is 6.37e+6 m, the mass of the earth is 5.98e+24 kg. What is the distance from the center of the earth to the space shuttle? I don't know whether I would double the radius and the add the height...
30. ### Physics Number 3 (Online w/ no teacher)

Many people mistakenly believe that the astronauts that orbit the Earth are “above gravity.” Calculate g for space-shuttle territory, 200 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. Earths’ mass is 6 X 10 to the 24th and its radius is 6.38 X 10 to the 6th (6380 km). Your ...
31. ### physics

what is a satellite's altitude above the surface of the earth if earth's mass is 5.98*10^24 kg and its radius is 6380 km?
32. ### Physics

Suppose the space shuttle is in orbit 430 km from the Earth's surface, and circles the Earth about once every 93.2 minutes. Find the centripetal acceleration of the space shuttle in its orbit. Express your answer in terms of g, the gravitational acceleration at the Earth's ...
33. ### Physics ASAP

Suppose the space shuttle is in orbit 390 km from the Earth's surface, and circles the Earth about once every 92.4 minutes. Find the centripetal acceleration of the space shuttle in its orbit. Express your answer in terms of g, the gravitational acceleration at the Earth's ...
34. ### physics

a satellite orbits the earth at an altitude of 5000 m above the surface of the earth. Assuming that acceleration due to gravity is still 9.8 m/s/s, find the time for 1 revolution.
35. ### Physics

How would I approach this problem? What formula would I use to answer each part? Thank you in advance for any guidance... As part of the launch of the space shuttle, solid-rocket boosters (SRBs) first take it to an altitude of 45.0 km while they accelerate it to a speed of ...
36. ### Physics

The average speed of an orbiting space shuttle is 19700 mi/h. The shuttle is orbiting about 125 mi above the Earth’s surface. Assume the Earth’s radius is 3963 mi. How long does it take to circle the earth? Answer in units of h.
37. ### physics

The average speed of an orbiting space shuttle is 20100 mi/h. The shuttle is orbiting about 196 mi above the Earth’s surface. Assume the Earth’s radius is 3963 mi. How long does it take to circle the Earth? Answer in units of h ( hours)
38. ### physics

A geosynchronous satellite is one that appears to be fixed in the sky, a condition useful for telecommunications. If such a satellite orbits the earth at an altitude of 33000 km above the earth's surface, what is its centripetal acceleration? The radius of the Earth is about ...
39. ### physics

A space shuttle orbiting Earth at an altitude of 295 km completes an orbit in 90.0 min. Calculate its acceleration and compare it to the acceleration at Earth’s surface.
40. ### physics

If the average speed of an orbiting space shuttle is 19600 mi/h, determine the time required for it to circle the Earth. Make sure you consider the fact that the shuttle is orbiting about 200 mi above the Earth's surface, and assume that the Earth's radius is 3963 miles
41. ### Physics

When out in space in International Space Station (ISS), Astronauts experience weightlessness. The ISS’s orbit is 354 km (that is 3.54 x 105 m) above the surface of the earth (You can get more educational NASA resources from: The distance separating the center of the earth ...
42. ### math

the international space station orbits 350 km above earth's surface. earth's radius is about 6370 km.use the pythagorean theorem to find the distance from the space station to earth's horizon.
43. ### Physics

When out in space in International Space Station (ISS), Astronauts experience weightlessness. The ISS’s orbit is 354 km (that is 3.54 x 105 m) above the surface of the earth. The distance separating the center of the earth from the center of the ISS is then approximately ...
44. ### Physics :(( help please TT

The space shuttle had a top orbital speed of 8000 m/s and orbited in a circular orbit approximately 320 km above the earth's surface. How long was one orbit in seconds? Details and assumptions The radius of the earth is 6370 km.
45. ### engineering

In many engineering uses, the value of �g�, the acceleration due to gravity, is taken as a constant. However, g is actually dependent upon the distance from the center of the Earth. A more accurate expression for g is: g=g0(Re/Re+A)^2 Here, g0 is the acceleration...
46. ### physics

A geosynchronous Earth satellite is one that has an orbital period equal to the rotational period of the Earth. Such orbits are useful for communication and weather observation because the satellite remains above the same point on Earth, provided it orbits in the equatorial ...
47. ### Physics

A 6.80 x 10^4 kg space shuttle moving at 7.90 x 10^4 m/s reenters the earth's atmosphere 80.0 km above the earth's surface. What is the shuttle's total mechanical energy with respect to earth's surface? I know the answer is E= 2.173 x 10^12J But I don't know where this answer ...
48. ### earth

a satellite orbits the earth in circular orbit 620 km above the suface. if the radius of the earth is 6380 km, calculate, to 3 significanf figures, the distance travelled in a single orbit?
49. ### Astronomy

The Hubble Space Telescope orbits at an altitude of 600 km above the Earth's surface. Assuming it is in a stable circular orbit, what is its velocity? For reference, the Earth's radius is 6400 km and Earth's mass is 6 x 10^24 kg. The formula to solve for circular velocity is v...
50. ### Physics

The shuttle must perform the de-orbit burn to change its orbit so that the perigee, the point in the orbit closest to Earth, is inside of Earth's atmosphere. De-orbit maneuvers are done to lower the perigee of the orbit to 60 miles (or less). An altitude of 60 miles is ...
51. ### Physics

The shuttle must perform the de-orbit burn to change its orbit so that the perigee, the point in the orbit closest to Earth, is inside of Earth's atmosphere. De-orbit maneuvers are done to lower the perigee of the orbit to 60 miles (or less). An altitude of 60 miles is ...
52. ### physics

Assuming the Earth's magnetic field averages about 0.50×10−4 T near Earth's surface, estimate the total energy stored in this field in the first 15km above Earth's surface. The radius of Earth is 6380 km.
53. ### Physics

Calculate a space shuttle territory 250 km above Earth's surface. Earth's mass is 6.0 * 10^24kg and its radius is 6.38 * 10^6 m (6380km)
54. ### earth

a space traveller determines the radius of a planet to be half of earth . After landing on its surface , he finds the acceleration due to gravity to be twice of that of surface of earth. Find the ratio of mass of planet to the earth
55. ### physics

A 2130-kg space station orbits Earth at an altitude of 455 km. Find the magnitude of the force with which the space station attracts Earth. The mass and mean radius of Earth are 5.98 × 1024 kg and 6370 km, respectively

A 2130-kg space station orbits Earth at an altitude of 455 km. Find the magnitude of the force with which the space station attracts Earth. The mass and mean radius of Earth are 5.98 × 1024 kg and 6370 km, respectively.
57. ### trig

A space shuttle 200 miles above the earth is orbiting the. Earth once every 6 hours. how far does the shuttle travel in one hour? Note the radius of earth about 4000 miles.
58. ### physics

The earth has a radius of 6380 km and turns around once on its axis in 24 h. 1)What is the radial acceleration of an object at the earth's equator? Give your answer in m/s^2 2) What is the radial acceleration of an object at the earth's equator? Give your answer as a fraction ...
59. ### Physics

The international space center is 1500km above the earth surface. Determine the escape velocity of a rocket launched into space at this altitude if the mass of the earth is 6.0*10^-24kg and the radius is 6.4*10^6 m.
60. ### 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 performed. For this maneuver, the Shuttle is ...
61. ### Physics

Determine the velocity of the Hubble deep space telescope while it is in orbit at a height of 598 km (5.98 x 105 m) above the earth’s surface. The earth’s radius is approximately 6.4 x 106 m. The mass of the earth is 6.0 x 1024 kg.
62. ### physics

How high does a rocket have to go above the Earth’s surface so that its weight is reduced to 33.7 % of its weight at the Earth’s surface? The radius of the Earth is 6380 km and the universal gravitational constant is 6.67 × 10 −11 N · m 2 /kg 2 . Answer in units of km
63. ### Physics: Astronauts and space

When out in space in International Space Station (ISS), Astronauts experience weightlessness. The ISS’s orbit is 354 km (that is 3.54 x 105 m) above the surface of the earth.The distance separating the center of the earth from the center of the ISS is then approximately ...
64. ### physics

A satellite is placed in orbit 100 km above the surface of the earth (radius = 6370 km, mass = 5.98 x 1024 kg). What is the value of the acceleration of gravity at that altitude as a percentage of the acceleration at the surface of the earth?
65. ### Physics

At the heighest point on earth, the distance to the center of the earth is approximately equal to 1.0014 times the radius of the earth. What would be in N/kg the magnitude of the gravitational field (g) due to the earth at that position? Assume 9.8 N/kg for g at the surface of...
66. ### Physics

The Hubble Space Telescope orbits the Earth at an approximate altitude of 612 km. Its mass is 11,100 kg and the mass of the Earth is 5.97×1024 kg. The Earth's average radius is 6.38×106 m. What is the magnitude of the gravitational force that the Earth exerts on the Hubble?
67. ### Physics

The Hubble Space Telescope orbits the Earth at an approximate altitude of 612 km. Its mass is 11,100 kg and the mass of the Earth is 5.97×1024 kg. The Earth's average radius is 6.38×106 m. What is the magnitude of the gravitational force that the Earth exerts on the Hubble?
68. ### science

Earths mass is 6 x 10^24kg and its radius is 6.38 x 10^6m (6380 km ). Use the inverse-square law to show that in space-shuttle territory, 200 km above the earths surface the force of gravity on a shuttle is about 94% of that at the earths surface.

Suppose the space shuttle is in orbit 390 km from the Earth's surface, and circles the Earth about once every 92.4 minutes. Find the centripetal acceleration of the space shuttle in its orbit. Express your answer in terms of g, the gravitational acceleration at the Earth's ...
70. ### Physics HELP!!

What is the acceleration due to gravity at 7220km above the Earth's surface? Take the radius of the Earth to be 6.37e6m and the mass of the Earth to be 5.972e24kg.
71. ### Physical Science

The acceleration due to gravity is about 10 m/s2 at the Earth's surface. What is the acceleration due to gravity for a person on the space station orbiting 200 miles above the Earth's surface?
72. ### 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 performed. For this maneuver, the Shuttle is ...
73. ### physics

At what altitude above Earth's surface would the gravitational acceleration be 1.20 m/s2? (Take the Earth's radius as 6370 km.)
74. ### physics

A satellite orbits Earth at a distance of 3rearth above Earth's surface. (Earth mass equals 5.97 X 10^24, earths equatorial radius equals 6.38 X 10^6) What is the magnitude of the gravitational acceleration of the satellite?
75. ### Science

A Space Traveller determine the radius of a Planet to be half that of the earth after landing on its surface he find the acceleration due to gravity to be twice of the surface of the earth find the ratio of the mass of a planet to the earth
76. ### science

find the acceleration due gravity on the surface of Neptune. given that mass of Neptune is 16.7 times that of the earth and the radius of Neptune is 3.89 times that of the earth (Re = 6380 km )
77. ### physics

A satellite has a mass of 100 kg and is in an orbit at 2.00*10^6 m above the surface of the Earth (a) what is the potential enegry of the satellite at this location?(b) what is the magnitude of the gavitational forece on the satellite? a) Since the weight drops somewhat as a ...
78. ### physics

Using Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, compare the weight of a 68.1 kg astronaut on the surface of the earth to the gravitational pull of the Earth on the same astronaut when she is on the International Space Station. Constants: Average altitude of the ISS above the ...
79. ### physics

Using Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, compare the weight of a 68.1 kg astronaut on the surface of the earth to the gravitational pull of the Earth on the same astronaut when she is on the International Space Station. Constants: Average altitude of the ISS above the ...
80. ### physics

Calculate Earth’s gravitational force on the Shuttle astronauts while orbiting at an altitude of 220 miles (or 354 km) above Earth’s surface.
81. ### physics

3. A satellite of mass 500 kg orbits the Earth with a period of 6000 s. The Earth has a mass of 5.98 x 1024 kg. (a) Calculate the magnitude of the Earth's gravitational force on the satellite. (b) Determine the altitude of the satellite above the Earth's surface.
82. ### physics

Calculate the value of g for a satellite that is orbiting in a circle at an altitude equal to 3 Earth radii. also, along the same lines, A typical shuttle altitude is 220 km. Calculate the value of g at this altitude. The the mass of the Earth = 5.98 x 10^24 kg and the radius ...
83. ### University Physics (Cal-Based)

Calculate the velocity of a 20kg object that is dropped from a height h above the Earth, where h is very large compared to the radius of the Earth. The radius of the Earth is 6380 m and the mass is 5.94 x 10^24 kg.
84. ### physics

What is the acceleration due to gravity at a distance of one Earth radius above the Earth's surface
85. ### physics

What is the acceleration due to gravity at a distance of one Earth radius above the Earth's surface
86. ### PHYSIC

1)What must be the orbital speed of a satellite in a circular orbit 740 above the surface of the earth? 2)What is the period of revolution of a satellite with mass that orbits the earth in a circular path of radius 8000 (about 1630 above the surface of the earth)?
87. ### maths

body of weight is inversely propotional to square of its distance from center of earth,radius of the earth is 6380 km, how much 80 kg man weigh 1600 km from the surface of earth
88. ### physics

What is the acceleration due to gravity 100km above the surface of the Earth? (Average radius of Earth is, Re=6.4x10^3km)
89. ### physics (gravitation)

At what height above the surface of the earth does the acceleration due to gravity reduces by 64% .radius of earth 6400 km
90. ### Physics 1 - Mechanics

You are making a trip in a space shuttle, and your friend Jimmy is in another space shuttle. He shares the same circular orbit with you, which is 420 km above the Earth, but he is 21 km ahead of you. (a) How long will it take you to catch up with your friend if you reduce your...
91. ### science

How much below the surface of the earth does the acceleration due to gravity become 1percent of its value at the earth surface? The earth is assume to be a sphere of radius 6.4×10^6m.
92. ### math

Calculate the speed of an artificial earth satellite, assuming that it is travelling at an altitude h of 140 Km above the surface of the earth where g=9.8m/s2. The radius of earth R is 6373Km.
93. ### physics

GPS satellites orbit the earth about 20,000 km above the surface of the earth. The radius of the earth is 6,371 km. What is the acceleration due to earth’s gravity on the GPS satellites? i've tried fooling around with the A = V^2/ R and V = 2pir/T equations, but I cant seem ...
94. ### 465465

A satellite is orbiting the earth just above its surface. The centripetal force making the satellite follow a circular trajectory is just its weight, so its centripetal acceleration is about 9.81 m/s2 (the acceleration due to gravity near the earth's surface). If the earth's ...
95. ### Physics

A satellite is orbiting the earth just above its surface. The centripetal force making the satellite follow a circular trajectory is just its weight, so its centripetal acceleration is about 9.81 m/s2 (the acceleration due to gravity near the earth's surface). If the earth's ...
96. ### physics

If the earth acceleration due to gravity on a mass of 2000kg on the earth surface is 10ms.What will be the acceleration due to gravity when it is at a point twice the radius of the earth.What is the gravitational force on it.
97. ### Physics 20

Astronauts in orbit appear to be 'weightless'.Suppose an astronaut with a mass of 154 KG including gear is in orbit in the space shuttle, a distance of 222 km above the Earth;s surface.Taking the Earth's radius to be 6371km, and its mass to be 5.97 X 10^24, A) What is the ...
98. ### precalculus

The acceleration acting on a falling object due to gravity varies inversely with the square of the object's distance from the center of Earth. At the surface of Earth, where x = 1 Earth radius, the acceleration is y = 9.8 m/s2 1. Use the multiply-multiply pattern of power ...
99. ### PHYSICS ---HELP!

The space shuttle releases a satellite into a circular orbit 700 km above the Earth. How fast must the shuttle be moving (relative to Earth) when the release occurs?
100. ### physics

The space shuttle releases a satellite into a circular orbit 700 km above the Earth. How fast must the shuttle be moving (relative to Earth) when the release occurs?