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8. 40 A rocket is projected upward from the earth's surface (r=Re) WITH AN INITIAL SPEED Vo that carries it to a distance r=1.5Re from the center of the earth. What is the launch speed Vo? Assume that air friction can be ignored and give your answer in terms of g and Re.
Hint indicated: Potential energy is always neg. if the ref. level is zero at infinity.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:06 pm ad1c9bdddf
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