Satellites and Their Uses
LESSON – SATELLITES
- Uses of Satellites
- Nigerian Satellite
Satellites can be defined as natural and artificial bodies moving around a larger object in space in order to collect information or for communication.
A satellite is a moon, planet or machine that orbits a planet or star.
Earth and the moon are examples of natural satellites.
The moon is the earth’s satellite.
While man-made, satellites orbit earth are known as artificial satellites.
Satellites are mainly referred as a machine launched into the space orbit around earth or other planets in space.
USES OF SATELLITES
They often affect our lives without our realizing it: they make us safer, provide modern conveniences, and broadcast entertainment.
1. Communication such television, radio, telephone, etc.
4. Geographic Information System (GIS)
5. Climate & environmental monitoring
6. Land stewardship
7. Space science
THE LAUNCHING OF NIGERIASAT-1
The Nigeriasat-1 was the first satellite to be built under the Nigerian government sponsorship.
The satellite was launched from Russia on 27 September 2003.
Nigeriasat-1 was part of the worldwide Disaster Monitoring Constellation System.
Read more – Nigerian weather and communications satellites
Answer all the questions.
1. what is a satellite?
2. mention 3 examples of satellites.
3. state 5 uses of Satellites.