## From the gravitational law, calculate the weight W (gravitational force with respect to the earth) of a 70 kg spacecraft traveling in a circ

Question

From the gravitational law, calculate the weight W (gravitational force with respect to the earth) of a 70 kg spacecraft traveling in a circular orbit 275 km above the earth’s surface. Express W in Newtons and pounds.

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2 months 2021-07-29T20:08:11+00:00 1 Answers 1 views 0

The  value in Newton is

The  value in pounds is

Explanation:

From the question we are told that

The  mass of the spacecraft is

The distance above  the earth is

Generally the gravitational force with respect to the earth is mathematically represented as

Here is the mass of earth with value

is the radius of the earth with value

G is the gravitational constant with value

So

Converting to  pounds