Space explorers discover an 8.7 10 17 kg asteroid that happens to have a positive charge of 4400 C.
Space explorers discover an 8.7 × 1017 kg asteroid that happens to have a positive charge of 4400 C. They would like to place their 3.3 × 105 kg spaceship in orbit around the asteroid. Interestingly, the solar wind has given their spaceship a charge of –1.2 C. What speed must their spaceship have to achieve a 7500-km-diameter circular orbit?
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