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    Determining Speed: Spacecraft Example

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    An object is projected vertically upwards from the North pole with initial speed Vo. The radius of the Earth is RE. Neglecting air resistance, find the speed at a distance s above the Earth's surface.

    (Assumes the solution is given in equation form)

    Additional question - Why are spacecraft usually launched from locations near to the equator?

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    Solution provides steps necessary to determine speed.