At main engine cutoff of its thirteenth flight, the space shuttle Discovery was in an elliptic…

At main engine cutoff of its thirteenth flight, the space shuttle Discovery was in an elliptic orbit of minimum altitude 40.3 mi and maximum altitude 336 mi above the surface of the earth. Knowing that at point A the shuttle had a velocity v0 parallel to the surface of the earth and that the shuttle was transferred to a circular orbit as it passed through point B, determine (a) the speed 0 of the shuttle at A, (b) the increase in speed required at B to insert the shuttle into the circular orbit.

 

 

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