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Most common geostationary satellites are either weather satellites, communication satellites relaying signals between two or more ground stations and satellites that broadcast signals to a large area on the planet. The b... More »

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Artificial satellites are used for many purposes, including communications, navigation, gathering weather information, creating maps and even spying. Artificial satellites come in several forms, including telescopes and ... More »

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Although scientists use the term celestial body quite broadly, when they refer to a celestial body orbiting another body they are generally talking about natural satellites, or moons, orbiting a larger body such as a pla... More »

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As of 2015, India has launched six major types of satellites into space: communication, Earth observation, navigation, experimental, small and student satellites. Scientific spacecrafts were also sent to space primarily ... More »

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Astra 28.2°E is the name for the collection of Astra communications satellites co-located at the 28.2° East position in the Clarke Belt that are maintained and controlled by the Société Européenne des Satellites, based i... More »

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The names of some man-made satellites are Sputnik 1, Explorer 1, the International Space Station, ORBCOMM FM-107, Gonets-19 and SES-8. In 1957, Russia launched the first man-made satellite called Sputnik 1, and the Unite... More »

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The most common kind of satellite coordinates are GPS coordinates, which work by receiving signals from a "constellation" of 27 satellites in known positions, and determining the latitude and longitude of the receiving i... More »

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