Moderate# Dueling Planets

APPH12-DB1SEE

Assume a 1000 kg spacecraft is exactly at the midpoint (P) between two planets. Planet A is to the left of the spacecraft and has a gravitational field of 2N/kg at point P. Planet B is to the right of the spacecraft and has a gravitational field of 0.5 N/kg at point P. What is the magnitude of net force on the spacecraft due to the gravity of the two planets?