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Unformatted text preview: traveling with the correct velocity. What is the required velocity for this orbit? (The gravitational force must equal the centripetal force) c) In order to slow down, the rocket ejects a propellant with a velocity of 20,000 m/s relative to itself. The rocket engine can burn propellant at a rate of 1000 kg/s. For how long must the captain fire the rocket motors to slow his ship down enough to enter the parking orbit?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course PHY 7B PHY7B taught by Professor Cebra during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.
- Winter '10