Watch out! A satellite might fall on your head!

By Worock Murggie

Intro

Have you ever bought a candy bar for $3.00? WHAT A RIP OFF! But, have you ever bought a satellite for 62 million bucks? WHAT A RIP OFF! In this report I will teach you all about satellites. First, I will tell you what a satellite really is. Then, if you still like my report, IÕll tell you about the history of the satellite. Then IÕll tell you some interesting things about the satellite, if you still are interested in my report. I hope you like it!!!!

 

What it is

This paragraph is about what a satellite does.  According to Gary Brown, satellites, in the old days, were used for like spy stuff and navigation.  They were also used for military stuff.    In these days, we use them for weather and TV, and some out-of-area phone calls. This is cool because we donÕt have to go into space now to see what we need to see. I wish I could just look in a satellite to figure out the answers to my math test.

 

This paragraph is about satellite TVÕs. According to Grevilla, when satellite television first hit the market in the early 1990s, home dishes were expensive metal units that took up a huge chunk of yard space. In these early years, only the most die-hard TV fans would go through all the hassle and expense of putting in their own dish. Satellite TV was a lot harder to get than broadcast and cable TV. This is cool because we didnÕt have to buy and go through all that hassle because we were babies. Know I donÕt think anyone in our class could live without TV.

 

This paragraph is about how expensive they are.

According to Grevilla, They depend on how big they are. They usually cost about $200,000,000 to $600,000,000!  

 

 

 

This paragraph is about why they invented the satellite. According to Grevilla, they invented the satellite for the purposes of: scientific investigation, the weather, communication,  earth, observation, military, and navigation. This is cool so we donÕt have to go up into space to figure out what we need to know about the earth and space on our own.        

 

 

 

History

 

This paragraph is about who invented it According to GeoEye.com, it is not really known who invented the first satellite. However, in October of 1957, the first artificial  satellite, Sputnik, was launched into space. This was the first man-made satellite. I canÕt believe they donÕt know who invented the first satellite. IÕm part glad that we donÕt know so it is a mystery.

 

 

This paragraph is about what the first satellite was named. Give credit. Share your research (in your own words). Add your own flavor!

 

Interesting Things

This paragraph is about how big they are.  According to GeoEye.com, satellites come in all sizes. There are some that can be smaller than one cubic foot and there are some that can weigh up to 6 tons! That is the size of a small school bus! I think that is cool because a lot of things come in a lot of sizes. If you think about it, there are probably candy bars in those sizes too, well not the small school bus!

 

This paragraph is about how long it takes to circle the world. According to Grevilla, it takes around 23 hours and 56 minutes, for a TV satellite. A satellite that's a quarter million mile form earth takes 27 days to go around the world one time. Satellites are really fast. I wonder how long it takes a space shuttle, with astronauts in it, to go around the world once?