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Satellite Prezi

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Lilly Culp

on 10 April 2014

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Transcript of Satellite Prezi

Geostationary Orbits
Satellite orbits at around 22,500 miles- a very high altitude

Orbits around equator at same rate as Earth

Allows satellite to view the same area incessantly

Provides most information we see on the TV/internet

Does not give inclusive Earth coverage
Polar Orbit
Satellite is at approx. 500 miles above Earth; a very low altitude

Conveys satellite near North and South pole every 100 minutes

Allows inclusive Earth coverage
Fun Fact: the satellites are made to last 3-7 years, but many last much longer!
Our Sources
How They Measure Data

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