Gravity Cont - R2 = 1.06 1/R2 x G = 9.2 m/s2 The force of...

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Gravity Cont. Remember gravity is measured from the center of an object We are 6378 km from the center of the Earth Space shuttle astronauts in space are only 200 km farther away…. . In inverse square terms that is 1.03 times Work it out If the distance is 1.03 times the distance at the Earth’s surface….
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Unformatted text preview: R2 = 1.06 1/R2 x G = 9.2 m/s2 The force of gravity is only 6% less in low Earth orbit The reason astronauts are weightless in orbit is because they are in FREEFALL...
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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