Gravity at Different Heights#

An asteroid is captured in space by a shuttle crew, looking for rare earth metals. The shuttle is orbiting earth at an altitude of \(h = {{ params_h }} \ \rm{mi}\) above the surface of the earth. When the crew weighs the asteroid, it comes up as \(W = {{ params_W }}\) \(\rm{lb}\). Take the radius of the earth to be \(R\_{earth} = 3,959 \ \rm{mi}\). \(1 \ \rm{slug} = 14.59 \ \rm{kg}\)

Part 1#

What is the mass of the asteroid in \(\rm{kg}\)?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \( m{m/s^2}\).


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