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State with Reasons Whether the Sentence Is True Or False.If a Spacecraft Has to Be Sent Away from the Influence of Earth’S Gravitational Field, Its Velocity Must Be Less than the Escape Velocity. - Science and Technology 1

State with reasons whether the sentence is  true or false.

If a spacecraft has to be sent away from the influence of earth’s gravitational field, its velocity must be less than the escape velocity.

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Solution

The statement is false. This is because the minimum velocity with which the spacecraft must be projected so that it escapes the Earth's gravitational pull is known as escape velocity. So, the initial velocity of the spacecraft must be greater than or equal to escape velocity of Earth.

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