Satellites

By Mabel Zink

Intro

Did you know that there are more than 500 of satellites in space? In this report, I will tell you even more interesting facts about satellites, including their history, what they are, how the work and their problems. So buckle up and have fun!

History of the Satellite

This paragraph is about the very first satellite. The very first satellite was sent by the Russians, and according to wikipedia.com, IT FREAKED US OUT!!! It was called Sputnik 1. The way we found it was we had been monitoring space, and we picked up this steady beeping noise. Since we were at war with them, we thought this strange floating vehicle was made to either spy on us or eliminate our country! We soon smartened up and decided that they had just beaten us to inventing the satellite. 

What the Satellite is

         This paragraph is about what the satellite is used for. According to HowStuffWorks.com, the observation satellites are used for mapping, ice and sand movement, location environmental situations, (such as disappearing rainforests,) locating mineral deposits, and finding crop problems. Search and rescue satellites “act as relay stations to rebroadcast emergency radio-beacon signals from a downed aircraft or ship in trouble.” There are also science satellites that do random researching around the world. Such as researching plants and animals, earth science, such as monitoring volcanoes, tracking wildlife, astronomy, and physics. There are the GPS satellites, which are mainly used for transmitting signals to the GPS users. There are also multiple military satellites and just normal TV and cell phone satellites.

How the Satellite works

          This paragraph is about what difference satellites have made. According to HowStuffWorks.com, they are one of the most important inventions in the world. We wouldn’t have satellite Television, or the Global Positioning System. The world would be a very different place. Thank you Sputnik 1.

           This paragraph is about how the satellite works. The satellite is based on simple radio transmitting signals, according to HowStuffWorks.com. They receive and send signals about what their mission is. Science satellites send down graphs and charts. Military satellites send down sky views and license plate numbers.

Problems of the Satellite

         This paragraph is about the problems with satellites. According to Wikipedia.com, one problem with the satellite is how much it costs. It costs over $1.3 billion bucks!!! That is much more than 10 California coast houses put together! That is the problem.

Conclusion

During this report I have talked about the history of the satellite, what the satellite is, how the satellite works, and problems of the satellite. Thanks for reading it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bibliography

http://www.connected-earth.com/Galleries/Telecommunicationsage/Satelliteandmicrowave/Thefirstsatellites/index.htm?gclid=CPeSwraX_pICFQvNIgodcxapCA

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Earth Connected

April 28, 2008

The first ones to discover the coolness of satellites were the Russians. The beeping being produced from the satellite was heard from HQ in America in October, 1957.

 

Bibliography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System

 

Global Positioning System

April 29, 2008

The global positioning system in controlled by satellites.