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The first artificial satellite to orbit the earth was Sputnik I. Its highest point above earth’s surface was 947 km, and its lowest point was 228 km. The center of the earth was at one focus of the elliptical orbit. The radius of the earth is 6378 km. Find the eccentricity of the orbit.

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