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Bluskyz

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## Homework Statement

Lets say that there is a small spacecraft (mass doesn't matter due to Earth's huge mass) orbiting Earth with a current distance from the center at 6,700,000 m. This whole problem is on a 2D plane with the spacecraft's current position at (0,6700000). It's current velocity is at 8,000 m/s along the x-axis. I would like to know how to determine the spacecraft's x and y coordinates at any point in time. I've made this problem only to satisfy my mathematical curiosity.

## Homework Equations

Acceleration to Earth: F=GM/r^2

G= Gravitational Constant = 6.67384e-11 (m^3/kg*s^2)

Earth's Mass: 5.97e24

## The Attempt at a Solution

I have tried multiple ways to get the solution and most of them ended up nowhere. So, please, can you explain how to get the answer? Thanks for your replies.