# Determining Amount of Work in Joules: Outer Space Example

(a) Determine the amount of work (in joules) that must be done on a 101 kg payload to elevate it to a height of 1005 km above the Earth's surface.

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(b) Determine the amount of additional work that is required to put the payload into circular orbit at this elevation.

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#### Solution Summary

The solution determines the amount of work that must be done on a payload. The amount of additional work required to put the payload into circular orbit at an elevation is determined.

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