Matter & Interactions 2nd ed. Practice Problems
Aaron Titus | High Point University
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15a0002     The work needed to launch the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit.     15a0002
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The Hubble Space Telescope (HST or "the Hubble") has a mass of about 11,100 kg and is in a nearly circular orbit of altitude 560 km.

  1. Use the momentum principle to calculate the speed of the HST.
  2. What is the period of its orbit?
  3. What is the work needed to put the HST into orbit, starting at the surface of Earth?