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Energy of International Space Station

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The $105,000$ $kg$ space shuttle is doing a training exercise in outer space.

How much energy would it take to bump up the space shuttle from an altitude of $500$ $km$ to $1000$ $km$ above the surface of the earth?

Assume the radius of the Earth is $6.37\times1{ 0 }^{ 6 }m$ and the mass of the Earth is $5.98\times1{ 0 }^{ 24 }kg$.

A

$2.07*1{ 0 }^{ 11 }J$

B

$2.10*1{ 0 }^{ 13 }J$

C

$4.15*1{ 0 }^{ 11 }J$

D

$-4.19*1{ 0 }^{ 13 }J$

E

$-2.09*1{ 0 }^{ 13 }J$