a satellite is set to orbit a planet of mass 4X 10^20 kg .
It is placed at a distance of seperation of 10^7m with a velocity of 30 degrees to the line connecting the center of the planet and the satellite. What will be its eccentrity fo orbit? (Answer is .89)
ME = KE + PE
KE = 1/2 mv^2
PE = -GMm/r
The Attempt at a Solution
I did 40m/s *sin (30) = vertical velocity.
Then, I plugged it into the equation -GMm/r = .5m(40m/s *sin (30))^2 + -GMm/r
I didn't get the answer though...