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Satellite

  1. 1. Satellites Peters, R
  2. 2. Scientific Principles v <ul><li>v is the velocity </li></ul><ul><li>G is the gravitational constant </li></ul><ul><li>M is the mass of the central body </li></ul><ul><li>r is the radius of the orbit </li></ul>v r M G =
  3. 3. Impact <ul><li>Television Satellites send television signals directly to </li></ul><ul><li>homes, but they also are the backbone </li></ul><ul><li>of cable and network TV </li></ul><ul><li>Telephones </li></ul><ul><li>Satellites also provide the primary timing </li></ul><ul><li>source for cell phones </li></ul>
  4. 4. Impact <ul><li>Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>GPS-based systems are used by </li></ul><ul><li>civilians and the military for navigation </li></ul><ul><li>on land, sea, and air, </li></ul><ul><li>Weather Satellites provide meteorologists with </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to see weather on a </li></ul><ul><li>global scale </li></ul>
  5. 5. Impact <ul><li>Other Major Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business & Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land Stewardship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space Science </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Questions <ul><li>What if satellites didn’t exist? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slower communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer conveniences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What motivations helped the inventor to create the satellite? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition with the United States </li></ul></ul>

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