Professional Application What is the acceleration of a 5000-kg rocket taking off from the Moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is only 1.6 m/s2 , if the rocket expels 8.00 kg of gas per second at an exhaust velocity of 2.20×10 3 m/s?

Step-by-step solution In this problem we have to calculate the acceleration of a rocket taking off from the Moon. Step 1 of 3 The equation for the acceleration of a rocket is given by, Use this equation to find the acceleration of Antiballistic missiles. Step 2 of 3 The equation of acceleration is, Here, is the exhaust velocity, is the mass, is the change in mass per second, is the gravitational acceleration.