The International Space Station is in a 250 mile-high orbit.

a) What is the station’s orbital speed? The radius of Earth is 6.37 X 10^{6} meters and its mass is 5.98 X 10^{24} kilograms.

b) What is the station’s orbital period?

The International Space Station is in a 250 mile-high orbit.

a) What is the station’s orbital speed? The radius of Earth is 6.37 X 10^{6} meters and its mass is 5.98 X 10^{24} kilograms.

b) What is the station’s orbital period?