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Problem: The value of g at the height of the Space Shuttle’s orbit is:A. 9.8 m/s2.B. slightly less than 9.8 m/s2.C. much less than 9.8 m/s2.D. exactly zero.

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Gravity at height:


g decreases with the increase in height above sea level.

According to NASA, the radius of the orbit ranges between 304 km to 528 km

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The value of g at the height of the Space Shuttle’s orbit is:

A. 9.8 m/s2.

B. slightly less than 9.8 m/s2.

C. much less than 9.8 m/s2.

D. exactly zero.

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