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In Response To: Re: It's hard to believe such a clammily… of a pos (ZackDark)

: That figures about 8.6*10^16 Joules, a whole order of magnitude above your

: figure, which is odd. It should've been slightly less. Maybe the more

: accurate gravitational acceleration makes up for it.

No, that doesn't make sense. The more accurate gravitational acceleration is exactly what should make the calculus-derived number lower.

I just did the calculations using

Ship mass: 1.1*10^9 kg

Reach mass: 9.15*10^24 kg

G: 6.674*10^-11

Starting position: 7,636,500m from center of object

Ending position: 7,836,500m from center of object

My result was 2.24*10^15 joules. Which is only a bit less than the mgh value of ~2.39*10^15, and still a "healthy" .025kg of energy.