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    Eccentricity of Elliptical Orbit of a Satellite

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    A satellite has an elliptical orbit around the earth with one focus at the earth's center, E. The earth's radius is 4000 miles, the highest point that the satellite is from the surface of the earth is 800 miles, and the lowest is 200 miles. Find the eccentricity of the satellite's orbit.

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    The highest and the lowest distances of a satellite from the surface of earth is given and the eccentricity is calculated.

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