1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The space shuttle, with an initial mass M = 2.41E+6 kg, is launched from the surface of the earth with an initial net acceleration a = 26.1 m/s2. The rate of fuel consumption is R = 6.90E+3 kg/s. The shuttle reaches outer space with a velocity of vo = 4632 m/s, and a mass of Mo = 1.45E+6 kg. How much fuel must be burned after this time to reach a velocity vf = 5158 m/s?