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.
Moons around planets, The Hubble Space telescope
Sputnik – launched by Russia
Synchom II – Communication Satellite
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
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