A rocket has been fired upwards to launch a satellite in its orbit. Name the two forces acting on the rocket immediately after leaving the launching pad.

Answer

Forces acting on the rocket are

  • Force from the engine - which makes the rocket move upward
  • Gravitational force - which pulls the rock downward

 

Here, the force exerted by the rocket engine is more than the gravitational force.

Thus, the rocket moves upwards

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  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 11 Class 8 - Force And Pressure

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