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Construct Your Own February 14, 2000, the NEAR spacecraft

College Physics | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9781938168000 | Authors: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs ISBN: 9781938168000 42

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Problem 50PE

Problem 50PE

Construct Your Own Problem

On February 14, 2000, the NEAR spacecraft was successfully inserted into orbit around Eros, becoming the first artificial satellite of an asteroid. Construct a problem in which you determine the orbital speed for a satellite near Eros. You will need to find the mass of the asteroid and consider such things as a safe distance for the orbit. Although Eros is not spherical, calculate the acceleration due to gravity on its surface at a point an average distance from its center of mass. Your instructor may also wish to have you calculate the escape velocity from this point on Eros.

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A spacecraft is inserted into orbit of asteroid  Eros of mass kg . If the radius of the orbit of the satellite  is 50  km then find a.) Calculate the orbital speed. b.) Although Eros is not spherical ,calculate acceleration due to gravity on its surface at a point an average distance from its centre of mass. c.) Calculate the escape velocity.

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Textbook: College Physics
Edition: 1
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
ISBN: 9781938168000

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