While testing the path of the rocket while ascending towards the space, it was found that the rocket rises 480 Kilo-meters in the first minute and then rises 99% of the distance travelled in the previous minute for subsequent minutes. D. Generate a rule for the distance travelled in each minute, is this rule geometric or arithmetic? E. Find the maximum possible height that the rocket can reach. F. If the cargo was a satellite, then it must be placed in the geostationary orbit [it is the orbit above earth on which any placed object will remain fixed above a certain point on earth], which is 36’000 Kilometers above Earth’s surface. Determine the journey time required before switching the rocket engines off.

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While testing the path of the rocket while ascending towards the space, it was found that the rocket rises 480
Kilo-meters in the first minute and then rises 99% of the distance travelled in the previous minute for
subsequent minutes.
D. Generate a rule for the distance travelled in each minute, is this rule geometric or arithmetic?
E. Find the maximum possible height that the rocket can reach.
F. If the cargo was a satellite, then it must be placed in the geostationary orbit [it is the orbit above earth
on which any placed object will remain fixed above a certain point on earth], which is 36’000 Kilometers above Earth’s surface. Determine the journey time required before switching the rocket engines
off.

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