Satellites

Student

Intro

       If you’re living in Kansas you will want to know when there’s going to be a tornado.   Well satellite takes many pictures of tornado, which are broadcasted on the T.V to keep you safe.  Also in my report you’ll find who invented the satellites how much they cost and many other interesting facts. 

 

What a satellite are.

       This paragraph is about how many satellites costs. According to wikianswer  “It is expensive! If you look at the cost/kg launched, you would be better off launching a lump of pure gold... Now, the 12-13 following years of potential earnings may also be of an interest, so... A satellite project is about 1-3 billion NOK. Roughly 40% is for the satellite, 40 % for the launch, 15 % for insurance and 5 % for the ground control systems. Specially designed commercial satellites may cost more, and for scientific/military satellites I will not even make a guess: The amounts here are very depending on the complexity of the satellite, total weight and if the design is unique, or based on a standard model/series of satellites.” (wikianswer.com) So the averaged satellite cost 1-3 billon dollars.   And according to the paragraph above, you’re better off sending a lump of gold.  That’s how much money a satellite costs

 

This paragraph is about if you can buy a satellite. According to wikipedia “satellite project is about 1-3 billion dollars.” (wikipedia.com) So you’ll have to be really rich to buy a satellite.  But yes you can buy satellite.  That’s how much and if you can buy a satellite.

   

 

History

 

 

       This paragraph is about how invented the first satellite.   According to wikipedia “Russia is credited with the first man-made satellite. "Sputnik," a 183-pound, 22-inch sphere, was launched on October 4, 1957. Sputnik was not invented by any one person but was the result of long collaborations of Russian scientists.” (Wikipedia.com).  Russia is gets created for the first satellite because you were scared that they were going to bomb us.  That’s the nation that invented the first satellite.

 

       This paragraph is about the smallest satellite invented.  “According to David Leonard the smallest satellite invented is the size of the a baseball and only ways ten pounds.” (http://www.space.com) That is a really light and small satellite.  Because some satellites ways tons of pounds, which is really, really heavy.  That’s the smallest satellite ever invented.

 

 

       This paragraph is about how long a part of the international space station is.  “The length of the Soyuz from Russia.  Is 290 feet or 88 m”.  (How stuff works.com)  So it’s 290 ft or 88 m of length. Also if you didn’t know the international space is concerted a large satellite.  That’s the length of Soyuz.      

      

 

What satellites do

       Satellites help us in so many ways.  But it helps NASA the most.  According to K. Daniel says, “Everyday, in many ways, the space program serves us and makes our lives better. For instance, satellites surrounding the globe allow the United States to link up with other countries and people in an instant. It is impossible for us now to contemplate not being able to reach relatives on a foreign continent or not seeing international news " live.”  They also help us by taking pictures of tornados so that you can be safe in a state like Kansas.

 

        In this paragraph I will tell you about how many satellites are in orbit.   According to NASA “there are over 2,500 in orbit.”  There are many satellites in orbit if you think about it; it says that the hemisphere will be filled with satellites.  That’s how many satellites are in orbit. 

Conclusion

       I hope you enjoy my report.  I also hope you learned a few things about satellites that you didn’t know.  That you know that satellites help us in so many ways.  That’s my satellite report.

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

 

Bibliography

http://science.nasa.gov/realtime/#

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/about/about_wdc-a.html

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_invented_the_first_satellite

 

   This a great article, it tells me a lot about satellite traking.  And many others things about satellites.  Also it has lots of cool pictures.

 

Bibliography

http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/mystery_monday_050103.html

Leonard, David

Satellites

April 29, 2008

   This a great article, and I will tell you why.  It has great information and cool facts about the satellite.

 

Bibliography

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_invented_the_first_satellite

wikianswer

Who invented the satellite

April 30, 2008

credited with the first man-made satellite. "Sputnik," a 183-pound, 22-inch sphere, was launched on October 4, 1957. Sputnik was not invented by any one person but was the result of a long collaberation of Russian scientists.