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NASA Nick is building a wheel-shaped space station. He wants it to rotate about its center with a period equal to the Earth’s rotation (24hrs) and he wants it to simulate the Earth’s gravity (1g). What radius and speed would the space station need to have?

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  1. anonymous
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    you can easily find this by knowing the mass of the earth and the distance of satellite from the center of the earth.

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    1. The centripetal force of spinning wheel space station will follow the equation for the tension in a string twirled with a weight on: F = mv^2/r 2. Divide both sides by the mass and you have g = v^2/r 3. An element of the outer arc is travelling at v= 2 pi r/T 4. Substitute into #2 with g=1 G, T=24 h. Solve for r. Substitute into #3 to find v. Don't forget to convert T to mks units.

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