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  natural satellite — FactMonster.com
Ariel, in astronomy - Ariel Ariel, in astronomy, one of the moons, or natural satellites, of Uranus.
Amalthea - Amalthea Amalthea, in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter.
Ananke - Ananke Ananke, in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter.
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  Natural Satellite - MSN Encarta
The motion of most of the solar system's natural satellites about their planets is direct: west to east, in the same direction as the rotation of their planets.
Several small satellites of the large outer planets, however, revolve in the retrograde direction: east to west, opposite the direction of the rotation of their planets.
These retrograde satellites tend to orbit far from their primaries and were probably captured by the planets' gravitational fields some time after the formation of the solar system.
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 Image Pricing: High Resolution, Natural Color Satellite Images | Satellite Imaging Corp
Customers requiring satellite image data for GIS, Cadastre, CAD, Google Earth Pro (GE Pro), and other mapping applications should select the Geo Ortho Kit option and request a quotation for the orthorectification needed to remove terrain distortions in the image data, which are introduced by the satellite sensor collection geometry during the data acquisition process.
Satellite Imaging Corporation (SIC) provides satellite and aerial image files, as well as extracted vector data in KML and KMZ formats to facilitate easy importation into the Google Earth Pro mapping environment.
Additional services include stereo satellite image data acquisition, Digital Elevation Models (DEM), extraction of geospatial data layers from orthorectified satellite imaging mosaics, and 3D terrain visualization models.
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 Natural satellite - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The common noun moon (not capitalized) is used to mean any natural satellite of the other planets.
In addition to the moons of the various planets there are also over 30 known asteroid moons, asteroids that orbit other asteroids.
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 NASA - Artificial Satellites
A satellite remains in orbit because of a balance between the satellite's velocity (speed at which it would travel in a straight line) and the gravitational force between the satellite and Earth.
Scientists use Earth observing satellites to locate mineral deposits, to determine the location and size of freshwater supplies, to identify sources of pollution and study its effects, and to detect the spread of disease in crops and forests.
A satellite slows down due to occasional impact with air molecules in the upper atmosphere and the gentle pressure of the sun's energy.
www.nasa.gov /worldbook/artificial_satellites_worldbook.html   (2394 words)

 Satellite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The general criterion for an object to be a satellite is that the center of mass of the two objects is inside the primary object.
Navigation satellites are satellites which use radio time signals transmitted to enable mobile receivers on the ground to determine their exact location.
Weather satellites are satellites that primarily are used to monitor the weather and/or climate of the Earth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Satellite   (1260 words)

 Natural satellite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A natural satellite is a moon (not capitalized), that is, any natural object that orbits a planet.
Diameters of the new Plutonian satellites are still very poorly known, but they are estimated to lie between 44 and 130 km.
In addition to the moons of the various planets there are also over 80 known moons of the asteroids and other minor planets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Natural_satellite   (598 words)

 What Is a Satellite?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
When the satellite reaches its orbit, a motor points it in the right direction and its antennas and solar panels deploy—that is, they unfold from their traveling position and spread out so the satellite can start sending and receiving signals.
Satellites in orbit can send messages to a special receiver carried by someone on a ship in the ocean or in a truck in the desert, telling that person exactly where he or she is.
Satellites can't be allowed to jiggle or wander, because if a satellite is not exactly where it belongs, pointed at exactly the right place on the earth, the television program or the telephone call it transmits to you will be interrupted.
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 AllRefer.com - satellite, natural (Astronomy, General) - Encyclopedia
The most familiar natural satellite is the earth's moon; thus, satellites of other planets are often referred to as moons.
Neither of the inferior planets, Mercury or Venus, has a known satellite; all of the superior planets (those whose orbits lie beyond the orbit of the earth) except Pluto have at least two known satellites each (Mars, 2; Jupiter, 39; Saturn, 30; Uranus, 21; Neptune, 8; Pluto, 1).
A number of satellites, e.g., Phoebe of Saturn, Triton of Neptune, and most of the small outer moons of Jupiter, have retrograde motion and may be asteroids that were captured by the planet's gravitation.
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 TERRIERS Classroom: Lesson 2.1: What is a Satellite?
A satellite is an object that revolves around another object in a path called an orbit.
Bubbles are naturally spherical - natural tendency for that shape (teacher note - this is because of surface tension).
Natural satellites are spherical too, but for a different physical reason - gravity will produce sphere shaped bodies in space - this is also a natural tendency.
www.bu.edu /satellite/classroom/lesson02-1.html   (557 words)

 natural satellite — Infoplease.com
Within the solar system the earth's moon is the largest satellite in relation to its planet and Charon is even larger relative to the dwarf planet Pluto, although neither is the largest in actual size.
The largest natural satellite, Jupiter's Ganymede, is 3,268 mi (5,262 km) in diameter, and it and Saturn's Titan are both larger than the planet Mercury.
(satellite remonte sensing used to gain new insights into the dynamics of the natural environment)...
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 homework help: Natural satellite on which ice probably flows? - Help.com
Erik changed the tags on this post: they were "natural satellite, homework" 4 months ago.
A natural satellite is an object that orbits a planet or other body larger than itself and which is not man-made.
Instead, the term is normally used to identify non-artificial satellites of planets, dwarf planets, or minor planets.
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 satellite, natural on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The most familiar natural satellite is the earth's moon ; thus, satellites of other planets are often referred to as moons.
Neither of the inferior planets, Mercury or Venus, has a known satellite; all of the superior planets (those whose orbits lie beyond the orbit of the earth) have at least two known satellites (Mars, 2; Jupiter, 63; Saturn, 48; Uranus, 27; Neptune, 13; Pluto, 3).
A number of satellites, e.g., Phoebe of Saturn, Triton of Neptune, and most of the small outer moons of Jupiter and Uranus, have retrograde motion and may be asteroids that were captured by the planet's gravitation.
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 natural satellite concept from the Astronomy knowledge base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Since 1957 the term has also been applied to man-made (artificial) satellites; many astronomers make the distinction by calling natural satellites moons (and the Earth's natural satellite the Moon).
Galilean satellite (4 kinds, 45 facts) - The largest satellites of Jupiter - Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
It has the most extreme variation in albedo of any satellite in the solar system (0.04 for the leading side, 0.28 for the trailing side).
www.site.uottawa.ca:4321 /astronomy/naturalsatellite.html   (565 words)

 Hal Shelton Revisited - Satellite Images
It is a rare map that uses a satellite image as a raster base in conjunction with other map information, such as labels, lines, area tones, and point symbols.
The lack of satellite images used as cartographic backdrops, in the same manner as shaded relief or hypsometric tints, has a simple explanation: they are not maps.
A satellite image distilled into a land cover classification of, for instance, a dozen categories is merely the raster equivalent of the polygons etched into zinc plates that guided Shelton’s painting.
www.shadedrelief.com /shelton/b.html   (1758 words)

 Natural Satellite of Russia - Kommersant Moscow
As the head of the Iranian missile development project Ahmad Vahid said to Al Hayat newspaper, Iran indeed was working on creating a satellite for “reconnaissance and civic means” and also was working on the carrier.
A carrier able to deliver a satellite to the near-earth orbit is also able to deliver a war-head anywhere on earth.
Simultaneously, Teheran was planning to create a telecommunication satellite Zohreh, But the plans carried on going wrong: they had no base of their own and the foreign partners were afraid of the U.S. sanctions.
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A satellite is any object that orbits around another, larger body, such as the Moon, which is a natural satellite of Earth.
Since the 1957 launch of Sputnik 1, thousands of satellites have been launched and many are still in orbit around Earth.
Satellites provide us with information about the universe that could not be obtained from ground-based observations, and are crucial for telecommunication and meteorology.
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 The FCC Kids - Satellite FAQs
The moon is Earth's original, natural satellite, and there are many manmade (artificial) satellites, their orbits are usually closer to Earth.
Satellite service is the only broadband technology that is able to reach virtually any part of the United States.
Satellite is currently the most expensive way to deliver telecommunications and broad band services like Internet access.
www.fcc.gov /cgb/kidszone/faqs_satellite.html   (401 words)

 Geek.com Geek News - JAXA successfully launches natural disaster satellite
The satellite's purpose is two-fold with its main use being the monitoring of natural disasters by capturing pictures of areas affected both in the day and at night.
The satellite, named Daichi, is the latest successful launch by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), with its last occurring early last year when a weather satellite was put into orbit in February.
The perfect example of this is the current Galileo project, which aims to replace the GPS satellite network we have come to rely on for route navigation in our cars.
www.geek.com /news/geeknews/2006Jan/gee20060125034403.htm   (781 words)

Satellites have been around ever since the planets were created.
Satellites are anything natural or man made that orbit a body of matter or planet.
The first manmade Satellite was the Russian Sputnik1 which was launched in 1957.
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 EO Natural Hazards: Natural Hazards Main Page
Choose one to see the latest image associated with that natural hazard event, or select one of the sections from our topic list to learn more about these extreme events.
The goal in sharing these images is to help people visualize where and when natural hazards occur, and to help mitigate their effects.
In August 2007, satellite, aerial, and ground-based observations showed the volcanic complex of Manda Hararo in western Afar, Ethiopia, coming to life.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /NaturalHazards   (368 words)

 Welcome to the USGS - U.S. Geological Survey
As an unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water, we are dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.
Access activities and real-time information via the Natural Hazards Gateway.
The Landsat 5 satellite, launched on March 1, 1984 has completed 22 years of record-setting Earth observations.
www.usgs.gov   (327 words)

 Leader in Cell Phone Rentals - Ceullar Phone Rentals: Cellular Express Cell Phone Rentals : About Us
Our new website features online ordering and a password protected section for customers which allows them to see the satellite phone models, get access to special offers, reserve new satellite phone rental service and view the status of their order,” said company president and founder, Richard Nardone.
Under the promotional Spring offer, a satellite phone rental costs only $69.95 per week, far less than the average of $1400 it costs to buy a satellite phone, not to mention the annual service contract.
With a satellite phone, you can literally stay in touch with your loved ones and the office no matter how remote your travels take you.” said Nardone.
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