I am a first-year physics/chemistry major in First-term Calculus-based Physics. Normally, I have no trouble with my physics assignments, but this problem...man, i have no idea even where to start, even after analyzing it for two hours straight! Any help would be appreciated!(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

5. You are an astronaut in the space shuttle pursuing a satellite in need of repair. You find yourself in a circular orbit of the same radius as the satellite, but 20 km behind it.

(a) How long will it take to reach the satellite if you reduce your orbital radius by 0.9 km?

(b) By how much must your reduce your orbital radius to catch up in 7.3 hours?

km

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