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Velocity Required to Put an Object in Orbit

The velocity required to put an object into earth orbit is _______ km/sec.

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Newton's law of gravitation,

F=G M1 M2/r^2

can be obtained by a potential,


where the potential is V=G M1 M2/r.

This potential is the potential energy between two mass charges. It's physical meaning is that, if we have two masses ...

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Almost 200 words of explained calculations find the required velocity for launching something into Earth orbit.