Orbital speed, v,
Height of orbit, H = 230 miles (1609 m / 1 mile) = 0.37 × 106 m
Radius of the Earth, R = 6.37 × 106 m
Radius of the orbit, r = R + H = 6.37 × 106 + 0.37 × 106 = 6.74 × 106 m
Mass, m = 5.98 × 1024 kg
Gravitation constant, G = 6.673 × 10-11 N.m2 / kg2
The International Space Station is in a 230-mile-high orbit.
What is the station's orbital speed? The radius of Earth is 6.37 × 106 m, its mass is 5.98 × 1024 kg.
What is the station's orbital period?
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