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Altitude Question .

  1. Apr 24, 2005 #1
    Altitude Question.....

    Based upon the information provided on International Space Station (I.S.S.) and Space Shuttle (S.S.), and tracking stations C and D, answer following questions:
    a) What are the altitudes of the space station and space shuttle?
    b) How far apart are they? (horizontal distance)
    c) How far is each space vehicle from each of the tracking stations?


    I have attached a diagram below...


    ....and I have attached my answers as well in the next reply to this post....can someone please look them over...i've showed all my steps...

    thanks
     

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  3. Apr 24, 2005 #2
    i cant attach my work...as the file is too big so I will just type my answers....

    a)
    altitude of space station 759.4km

    altitude of space shuttle 777.135km


    b)
    hoizontal distance= 120km

    c)

    space station from tracking station C 1395.98km
    space station from tracking station D 799.48km
    space shuttle from tracking station C 1509km
    space shuttle from tracking station D 787.37km
     
  4. Apr 24, 2005 #3
    anyone please?!
     
  5. Apr 24, 2005 #4
    The diagram is not up yet... it needs to be authorized by the admins.
    You may want to upload it to Imageshack.us - it's a free image upload thing...
     
  6. Apr 25, 2005 #5
    admin approve my diagram
     
  7. Apr 25, 2005 #6
    im sure hes rushing to it right now...
    and posting your work isnt really helpful since we dont know what the problem looks like.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2005 #7

    BobG

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    All are pretty close (accounting for rounding) .

    Edit: b is correct, too.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2005
  9. Apr 26, 2005 #8
    thanks bob
     
  10. Apr 26, 2005 #9

    BobG

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    I take it you used the law of sines .... many times?
     
  11. Apr 26, 2005 #10
    yup...why is there something wrong with using the sine law
     
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