How fast a Rocket must go to leave every Planet

How fast a Rocket must go to leave every Planet

March 7, 2017

How fast a Rocket must go to leave every Planet

Take a look at this interesting animation on how fast a rocket must go, to leave every planet in our Solar system.

Satellites and the Space Station fight gravity by going fast enough, traveling at speeds of more than 17,500 mph (28,200 km/h), to orbit around the planet indefinitely.

But if you want to leave Earth, you have to go faster.



Rockets, like Apollo’s Saturn, were so big, to carry enough fuel to get to the moon.

On Jupiter, you must reach the incredible 135,000 mph to leave the giant planet, because it is ‘twice as massive as all the other planets together.’

Animation credit Business Insider.

via sciencealert

 

By | 2017-03-07T19:07:17+00:00 Mar 7, 2017|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

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