MPL's speed

Barhorst L.J.C. (L.J.C.Barhorst@arcadis.nl)
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 11:55:18 +0100

>From the JPL news letter (1/21/1999) about the MPL status: 

>   Today the spacecraft is 5.2 million kilometers (3.2 million 
>miles) from Earth, receding at a velocity of 3.3 million 
>kilometers per second (7,322 miles per hour). 

Its difficult when dealing with big figures to watch for the small ones.
7,322 miles per hour is 'only' 3.3 km per second!

(7,322 x 1.652) / 3600 = 3.36

Greetings
Leo Barhorst