Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 8 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 146: 7


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The earth is rotating in this direction, so if satellites are launched in this direction, they will have some velocity when the are launched. Therefore, it is advantageous to launch them in this direction as they can be more easily launched with the necessary velocity.
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