A projectile is thrown straight upward from the earth's surface with an initial speed $$v=\alpha v_e$$ where $$\alpha$$ is a constant and $$v_e$$ is the escape speed. The projectile travels upto a height 800 km from earth's surface, before it comes to rest. The value of the constant $$\alpha$$ is (radius of the earth $$=6400 \mathrm{~km}$$)

The gravitational potential energy is maximum at

A geostationary satellite is taken to a new orbit, such that its distance from centre of the earth is doubled. Then, find the time period of this satellite in the new orbit.

The distance through which one has to dig the Earth from its surface, so as to reach the point where the acceleration due to gravity is reduced by 40% of that at the surface of the Earth, is (radius of Earth is 6400 km)