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    Satellite Orbit: The Magnitude of the Transverse Component

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    A satellite at r(0) =10,000 miles from the center of the earth is given an initial velocity v(0) = 20,000 ft/s in the direction shown(getting further away). Determine the magnitude of the transverse component of the satellites velocity when r=20,000mi.(the radius of earth is 3960mi.)

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