# A 55,000 kg space capsule is in a 28,000-km-diameter

## Problem 13.90 Chapter 13

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Problem 13.90

A 55,000 kg space capsule is in a 28,000-km-diameter circular orbit around the moon. A brief but intense firing of its engine in the forward direction suddenly decreases its speed by 50%. This causes the space capsule to go into an elliptical orbit. What are the space capsules (a) maximum and (b) minimum distances from the center of the moon in its new orbit? Hint: You will need to use two conservation laws

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