Imagine that I have a powerful and big thruster enought to move a planet, for example the Earth.
Earth's mass is
5.97237×10^24 kg, gravity is
9.807 m/s and escape velocity
My thruster has
100x10^24 Newtons equal to
16,74 times the mass of the Earth
My question is how to calculate the acceleration of Earth while it's pushed by a thruster:
I don't know how to calculate that but I have some ideas:
Earth's mass / Thruster's power=
(Earth's mass / Thruster's power) - Earth's gravity=
6,933 m/s/s. I am not sure of that because I am moving the centre of mass also, so I am moving the gravity centre also.
- Or some other calculation.
EDIT: I edit my question because I haven't enought
repto make comments.
@sammy gerbil, so basically it's
Earth's mass / Thruster's power, that is the raw force and then I have to subtract the force of the
Earth's Mass * Gravity of the sun and moon?