Satellite Technology

A Satellite is a "free-flying object that orbits the Earth, another planet, or the sun." (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2019) "Satellites are circling Earth in different orbits depending on the type of application or instrument onboard." (UNOOSA, 2017)


"Satellite Technology". UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal, UNOOSA. 2017.
Accessed February 14, 2019.

"Glossary". Earth Observatory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 2019.
Accessed February 14, 2019.


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