A satellite is moving round the earth with velocity v0. What should be the minim

A satellite is moving round the earth with velocity v0. What should be the minimum percentage increase in its velocity so that the satellite escapes?

Posted by: - Nick
Posting Time: - 7/22/2015 2:12:11 AM
Subject: - Physics

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Answer by:- Farrel

We know that the maximum orbital velocity of a satellite orbiting near the earth surface is,
v = (gR)^½ = v0
And the escape velocity Ve = v0*(2)^ ½ = 1.414*v0
Increase in the velocity = Ve – v0 = (1.414 - 1.000)v0 = 0.414 v0
Percentage increase = 41.4%

 
   

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