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Answered 2009-11-09 22:25:47

Orbital velocity is the speed an object revolves around another object - Earth revolving around the Sun.

Escape velocity is the speed required to break away from an objects gravitational attraction - Eg a space craft leaving Earth.

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What is the difference between a satellite and a probe with regard to orbital velocity and escape velocity?

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Is orbital velocity the velocity a rocket must reach to fly off into space?

No.Orbital Velocity is the velocity required by a body to achieve a circular orbit around its primary.Escape velocity is the minimum velocity needed to escape a gravitational field


Compare orbital and escape velocity?

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What is the minimum velocity needed to place something into orbit?

Orbital velocity can be approximated with Vo ~= (GM/r) 0.5 Vo ~= VE/1.414 where G is the gravitational constant, M is the mass of the main body, with the mass of the second body being negligible, r being the distance between them, and alternatively, VE being the escape velocity. Using the second form, based on escape velocity, the orbital velocity of a satellite around the Earth is 11.186 / 1.414 = 7.9 km s-1.


What speed does a rocket have to reach to get into space?

(Escape velocity) at least 7 miles ber second. Close-Orbital velocity is about 5 miles per second.


Why the moon does not escape from the earth?

They orbit around their common centre of gravity, the orbital radius and velocity of both (centripital force) is exactly enough to overcome the force of gravity between them.


Explain What is the Orbital Energy and what is the Escape Velocity?

Orbital energy is that amount of energy to keep a spacecraft or satellite in orbit around the earth. If the object fails to maintain this amount of energy, its orbit will get smaller and smaller until the object falls to earth. Escape velocity is that amount of speed required for an object to escape the earth's gravitational hold. Notice how you can't jump into outer space. It's because your legs can't produce enough power to achieve escape velocity.


Define escape velocity?

Escape velocity is the velocity needed to escape the gravitational pull of a body. The escape velocity of the Earth is about 7 miles per second. The escape velocity of the Sun is about 25 miles per second.


What is the relationship between escape velocity black holes and the speed of light?

The escape velocity of a black hole is equal or greater than the speed of light, so light cannot escape


What is the escape velocity of Uranus?

Uranus has an escape velocity of 21.3 km/s. For comparison the Earth has an escape velocity of 11.186 km/s


What is the escape velocity of the asteroid belt?

Each asteroid has its own escape velocity.


What does the term 'escape velocity' mean?

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What is mercury's escape velocity?

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Is escape velocity same for all objects?

Yes. It is different for different planets etc. Escape velocity on earth is different than escape velocity on Jupiter.


What happens if a projectile has a velocity greater than escape velocity?

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How do you find escape velocity?

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What is Pluto's escape velocity?

The escape velocity of Pluto is 1.229 kilometers per second.


Is the escape velocity higher for the earth or the moon?

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What is the value of escape velocity?

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What is the escape velocity on Venus's?

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