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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
Satellites

  • A satellite is something that orbits something else.

  • Examples:

    Moons around planets, The Hubble Space telescope


Satellites

Sputnik – launched by Russia

  • Launched in 1957

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




Satellite orbits
Satellite Orbits

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Geostationary orbiting satellites
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
Geostationary Satellite

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Longitudinal satellite
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 satellite1
Longitudinal Satellite

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Satellites

Longitudinal (Polar)

Geostationary








Satellites

Images from OrbitSpy Satellites


Satellites

Egypt OrbitThe 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. 


Satellites

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




Satellites

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.


Satellites

Terra - the Earth Observing System Satellites measuring light, heat, atmosphere, lands, oceans and life. Terra continuously maps Earth's surface to help scientists fathom the causes of environmental changes.