Vesc is about 112 kms note v is independent of the

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Unformatted text preview: the earth’s surface, an alternate expression is needed –  With r > Rearth –  Zero reference level is infinitely far from the earth Escape Speed •  The escape speed is the speed needed for an object to soar off into space and not return Deriva3on in Class •  For the earth, vesc is about 11.2 km/s •  Note, v is independent of the mass of the object Various Escape Speeds •  The escape speeds for various members of the solar system •...
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