Problem 1

A satellite is in orbit around the earth. At a point where it is 4E7 m from the center of the earth, it is traveling with a speed of 3.0E3 m/s in the direction shown on the diagram. At this point, the satellite, which has a small rocket engine on board, fires its rocket in the direction of motion. The rocket applies a 400 N force in the direction of the satellite's velocity for 10 minutes. The earth has a mass of 6E24 kg. The satellite has a mass of 1000 kg.

Predict where the satellite will be in 15 hours.

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