You are asked to design a spring that will give a 1160 kg satellite a speed of 2.85 m/s relative to an orbiting space shuttle. Your spring is to give the satellite a maximum acceleration of 5.00g. The spring's mass, the recoil kinetic energy of the shuttle, and changes in gravitational potential energy will all be negligible.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

What must the force constant of the spring be?

What distance must the spring be compressed?

I dont know where to start with on this one. Can someone please start me off with this one.

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# Homework Help: Finding Spring Constant

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