Projectile

A projectile is any object projected into space (empty or not) by the exertion of a force. Although any object in motion through space (for example a thrown baseball) may be referred to as a projectile, the term more commonly refers to a weapon.

For details of the mathematics surrounding projectile trajectory, see equations of motion.

Read more about Projectile:  Motive Force, Delivery Projectiles, Kinetic Projectiles, Wired Projectiles, Typical Projectile Speeds

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ATMOS 2000 - Overview
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Typical Projectile Speeds
... See also Orders of magnitude (speed) and Muzzle velocity Projectile Speed Specific kinetic energy (J/kg) (m/s) (km/h) (ft/s) (mph) Object falling 1 m (in vacuum, at Earth's surface) 4.43 15.948 14.5 9.9 9.8 Object ... Up to 4,000 Up to 14,000 Up to 13,000 Up to 9,000 Up to 8,000,000 projectile of a light gas gun Up to 7,000 Up to 25,000 Up to 23,000 Up to 16,000 Up to 24,000,000 Satellite in low earth orbit 8,000 29,000 26,000 ...