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    Energy and Conservation Laws: What is kinetic energy of space shuttle in orbit?

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    While in orbit about the earth, a space shuttle's mass is 80,000-kg and its speed is 7,900 m/s. What is its kinetic energy?

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    The solution first states the formula and then solves the problem. The kinetic energy of a space shuttle is found.