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Orbital Motion: A Rocket Launched Straight-Up

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A rocket is launched straight up from the Equator.

Ignoring air resistance, where will the rocket be relative to its launch point after a few minutes?

A

Above a point behind​ (i.e. west) of the launch point.

B

Directly above the launch point.

C

Above a point ahead (i.e. east) of the launch point.

D

Above a point north of the launch point.

E

It depends on the average launch speed.