Coupon Accepted Successfully!


Escape Velocity

The minimum velocity with which a body must be projected up so as to enable it to just overcome the gravitational pull is known as escape velocity.
Important Points
  • Escape velocity is independent of the mass and direction of projection of the body.
  • Escape velocity depends on the reference body. Greater the value of (M/R) or (gR) for a planet, greater will be the escape velocity.
  • If body projected with velocity is lesser than the escape velocity (v < ve) it will reach a certain maximum height and then may either move in an orbit around the planet or may fall down back to the planet.

Test Your Skills Now!
Take a Quiz now
Reviewer Name