Statement of a problem № 42154


Spacecraft Reentry. A spacecraft made of aluminum circles the earth at a speed of 7700 m/s. (a) Find the ratio of its kinetic energy to the energy required to raise its temperature from 0oC to 600oC. (The melting point of aluminum is 660oC. Assume a constant specific heat of 910 J/kg K.) (b) Discuss the bearing of your answer on the problem of the reentry of a manned space vehicle into the earth s atmosphere

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