# Is escape velocity possible?

## Is escape velocity possible?

It can achieve escape at any speed, given sufficient propellant to provide new acceleration to the rocket to counter gravity's deceleration and thus maintain its speed. The escape velocity from Earth's surface is about 11,186 m/s (6.

## Is escape velocity dependent on mass?

The escape velocity depends only on the mass and size of the object from which something is trying to escape. The escape velocity from the Earth is the same for a pebble as it would be for the Space Shuttle.

## Is escape velocity constant?

The formula for escape velocity contains a constant, G, which is called the "universal gravitational constant". Its value is . The unit for escape velocity is meters per second (m/s).

## Which planet has lowest escape velocity?

Therefore the smaller the planet the less the escape velocity will be....
Planet ObservationsEscape Velocities (km/sec)Mass Relative to Earth
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## What is the difference between escape velocity and orbital velocity?

Escape velocity is the minimum velocity required to overcome the gravitational potential of a massive body and escape to infinity. Orbital velocity is the velocity with which an object revolves around a massive body.