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Satellites. A satellite is something that orbits something else. Examples: Moons around planets, The Hubble Space telescope. Sputnik – launched by Russia. Launched in 1957 Set off a “Space Race” between USA and Russia. Explorer I- First U.S. Satellite.

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Satellites

  • A satellite is something that orbits something else.

  • Examples:

    Moons around planets, The Hubble Space telescope


Sputnik – launched by Russia

  • Launched in 1957

  • Set off a “Space Race” between USA and Russia.


Explorer I- First U.S. Satellite


Synchom II – Communication Satellite


Satellite Orbits

Cimss.ssec.wisc.edu


Geostationary Orbiting Satellites

  • Moves at the same speed the earth rotates, so it is constantly over the same location.

  • Located over the Equator

  • Examples of Geostationary satellites: Communication, Environmental


Geostationary Satellite

www.makingthemodernworld.org


Longitudinal Satellite

  • Travel in a circular orbit from pole to pole.

  • As it orbits, the earth rotates allowing it to pass all parts of the planet.

  • Examples: Surveillance (Spy)


Longitudinal Satellite

Cimss.ssec.wisc.edu


Longitudinal (Polar)

Geostationary


Weather Satellites


GOES-9 Fulldisk Global Images


Atlas Carries Advanced GOES-M Weather Satellite into Earth Orbit


NOAA's TIROS-N Weather Satellite


Endangered Land Animals Tracked by Satellite


Spy Satellites


Images from Spy Satellites


EgyptThe mapping satellite KH-9 captured this overhead shot of the Aswan Upper Dam in Egypt in August, 1976. KH-9 provided key cartographic information for large scale maps for the Department of Defense. 


St. Louis, MOThe spy satellites even kept an eye on U.S. cities, including St Louis, MO, as seen here in March, 1964.


Space Systems/Loral Signs with Sea Launch for Telstar-8


AQUA - the Earth Observing System Satellite


A companion to the Aqua spacecraft, Terra is about land, measuring light, heat, atmosphere, lands, oceans and life. Terra continuously maps Earth's surface to help scientists fathom the causes of environmental changes.


Terra - the Earth Observing System Satellites


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