# Question: the weight of the hubble space telescope hst on earth...

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The weight of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) on Earth was
**24,500** pounds-force [lb Subscript f]. What is
the mass of the telescope in grams, using an appropriate SI prefix
such that there are only 1, 2, or 3 digits shown to the left of
the decimal? At the HST current orbital location of
**347** miles [mi] above the Earth, it experiences
an acceleration due to gravity of **8.169** meters per
second squared [m divided by s squared].

The mass is: ? (units: pg,mg,ng, g, kg, Mg)