A jet transport plane flies in the trajectory shown in order to allow astronauts to experience the

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A jet transport plane flies in the trajectory shown in order to allow astronauts to experience the “weightless” condition similar to that aboard orbiting spacecraft. If the speed at the highest point is 600 mi/hr, what is the radius of curvature ρ necessary to exactly simulate the orbital “free-fall” environment?

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Engineering Mechanics Dynamics

ISBN: 9781118885840

8th Edition

Authors: James L. Meriam, L. G. Kraige, J. N. Bolton

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