Satellite Technologies & Imaging
Satellite Technologies & Imaging

General info

A satellite is an object that has been intentionally placed into orbit around the earth.

Satellites are used for communication, remote sensing, navigation, astronomy, global positioning (GPS), weather tracking, spying and military uses.

Satellites orbit earth at different heights, different speeds and along different paths. The two most common orbits are geostationary and polar. There are currently about 5,000 satellites in orbit.