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Name: Dan
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Age: 50s
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
What velocity is required for a space vehicle to excape the earth's gravity and what speed is required to keep it in orbit.

Also, what kind of fuel is primarily used for same.

Dan


Replies:
Orbital velocity is about 17,500 mph. Escape velocity is about 25,000 mph. Our present technology uses chemical engines (both liquid and solid) for space launches.

Larry Krengel



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