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Re: Maths

In Response To: Maths (uberfoop)

: No, that doesn't make sense. The more accurate gravitational acceleration is

: exactly what should make the calculus-derived number lower.

Yeah, I was talking about using the 1.08G figure instead of 1G, but I guess I messed up the calculation anyway.

: 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.

Thanks for checking!