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# The space shuttle typically orbits 400 km above the earth's

Last updated: 7/31/2022

The space shuttle typically orbits 400 km above the earth's surface. The earth has a mass of 5.98 x 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 lifte to that orbit in the shuttle's cargo bay? B) Use your result from part A (or alternatively you can combine the two equations yo now know for Fg) to determine the acceleration due to gravity at that altitude.

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