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Period of Orbit: International Space Station

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The International Space Station (ISS) orbits Earth at an altitude of $410 \text{ km}$. The mass of Earth is $5.972 \times 10^{24}\text{ kg}$, the mass of the ISS is $419,455\text{ kg}$ and Earth's diameter is $1.2742 \times 10^7\text{ m}$.

How long does it take for ISS to make one complete orbit around Earth?

A

15 .0 hours

B

29.5 hours

C

46.4 minutes

D

92.7 minutes