• Book Report The Corona Project By Curtis Peebles
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    THE CORONA PROJECT: AMERICA'S FIRST SPY SATELLITES Curtis Peebles Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997 Curtis Peebles is empowering readers with the newly declassified information on how the first American satellites were set into use for intelligence gathering. Through his book, "The Corona Project: America's First Spy Satellites", the author gives detailed information on the birth of the satellite program by watching the Corona project from its beginnings in the late 1940 s to the declas...
  • Satellites Polar Orbit
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    Satellites A satellite is any object that orbits or revolves around another object. For example, the Moon is a satellite of Earth, and Earth is a satellite of the Sun. The payload is all the equipment a satellite needs to do its job. This can include antennas, cameras, radar, and electronics. The payload is different for every satellite. For example, the payload for a weather satellite includes cameras to take pictures of cloud formations, while the payload for a communications satellite includ...
  • Discovery Of Neptune Planet Adams Uranus
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    The Discovery of Neptune Neptune was discovered in September 1845. It was discovered by means of mathematics before being seen through a telescope. It began in 1843 when John Adams, a young English astronomer and mathematician, began working to find thew location of the unknown planet. Adams predicted the planed would be about 1. 6 billion kilometres farther from the sun then Uranus. That's when he completed his work in September 1845. Also Urbain Leverriar, unknown to Adams, began working on t...
  • Gps Technology Positioning System
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    Physics Assignment Global Positioning System GPS, of the Global Positioning System, is a system of satellites that orbit the earth above us that send signals continuously to ground stations that monitor and control GPS operations. GPS signals can be detected by GPS receivers, which by itself can calculate the location of the receiver by around ten metre's. Such the accuracy and reliability of the GPS system that its is a required item for a long trip without and contact with humans. The GPS syst...
  • Asteroids Meteorites The Solar System
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    Asteroids Asteroids are massive lumps of rock that orbit the Sun. They can be anything up to 1000 kilometers wide and are sometimes described as minor planets. Most asteroids in the Solar System lie in a belt - the Asteroid Belt - orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, but some are orbiting relatively nearby. These nearby asteroids are called Potentially Hazardous Asteroids or PHAs because they could collide with the Earth as gigantic meteorites. Meteorites Meteorites are bits of space debri...
  • Satellites Space Shuttle
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    Satellites Satellite is probably the most useful invention since the wheel. Satellites have the capability to let you talk with someone across the nation or let you close a business deal through video communication. Almost everything today is heading towards the use of satellites, such as telephones. At&t has used this communications satellite (top right) ever since the late 1950 s. TVS and radios are also turning to the use of satellites. RCA and Sony have released satellite dishes for Radio an...
  • Satellites 2 Weather Web Earth
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    There are two types of satellites in the world, man-made satellites, and natural satellites. Natural satellites are things like moons and rocks orbiting a larger body, they don t do much for you, except that our moon provides some light for us at night. Man-made satellites are very important in our lives, they help scientists study Earth, help meteorologists predict the weather, and can even save our lives. For hundreds of years, people have looked up at the sky to see what the weather was like ...
  • Satellites Satellite Earth Orbit
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    Satellites have been the guiding force of human space exploration for a long as space exploration has existed. The following material that is being presented is overview of satellite history and I hope all readers of this material find that it is informative and interesting. A satellite is any object that orbits a larger object. This being so makes the most famous satellite, our moon. (picture of moon from Apollo 11) Since early times humans have been fascinated with our moon, and from this we m...
  • The Benefits Of Satellites
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    It has been helping scientists find answers to the unknown, aiding companies like VISA incorporation to spread around the globe, and assisting tourists finding their way when they become lost. The world has profited from artificial satellites since 1951, when Russia launched the first man made satellite called Sputnik I in outer-space to sail where nothing had sailed before. Today, satellites have become so widely used that some of them have become Royalty Free available to civilians around the ...
  • Satellites Satellite Earth Orbit
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    Satellites orbit the earth doing our bidding in ways that enrich the lives of almost all of us. Through electronic eyes from hundreds of miles overhead, they lead prospectors to mineral deposits earth's surface. Relaying communications at the speed of light, they shrink the planet until its most distant people are only a split second apart. They beam world weather to our living room TV and guide ships through storms. Swooping low over areas of possible hostility, spies in the sky maintain a sur...
  • Improved Rom The 1950 S To The 1970 S And Soviet Space Missions Satellites
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    increased global interaction and improved rom the 1950 s to the 1970 s, and Soviet Union took their This space race also led cooperation. Pictures of the earth from reminded people that all nations In the 1970 s, the space cooperative. In 1975, U. S. and docked, or joined together, in space. American and Soviet space missions from other countries. In the astronauts began to take the space Russian space station called Mir. Some space missions did not members. Unmanned flights and information ab...
  • Basic Of Gps Positioning System
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    "Basics of the Global Positioning System (GPS) " INTRODUCTION I. ATTENTION GETTER: From this spot in the classroom to the Eiffel Tower in France is a distance of xx miles. How do I know this? With the assistance of over 20 satellites and my handheld receiver / display I can pinpoint my current position anywhere on earth, as well the direction and distance to any other place on the planet. This combination of satellites and receivers make up what is called the Global Positioning System, or GPS fo...
  • Digital Communication Systems Satellites Internet Location
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    GPS (Global Positioning System): is a communications network consisting of 24 satellites orbiting the Earth at an altitude of about 17600 km, it allows people to find the approximate whereabouts and coordinates of their location with GPS receivers. The satellites are in constant contact with radar communication stations on Earth. These radio communication stations inform the satellites of their exact location with respect to the Earth's surface. All the GPS satellites are equipped with p...
  • Gps And Its Civil Application In Japan
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    INTRODUCTION The purpose of this paper is to construct a framework for understanding the commercial implications of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and its applications in Japan. Most literature, while touching upon GPS, tends to concentrate on the technicality of how GPS works, seems to be overlook the user's segment and commercial market where the bulk of revenues are generated. I choose Japan as a case study because Japan is a place where the civilian (commercial) applications of GPS are ...
  • Gps Segments Control Segment
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    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION The Global Positioning System (GPS), comprised of three integral segments, is one of the newest and most efficient forms of locating a global position. It was developed by the United States of American department of Defense (DoD) for military purposes. Since its creation it has developed many different uses. The three distinct segments are the user, space, and control segments. This report will explain what each of these segments entail with an emphasis on how they work t...
  • Gps Systems Speed Of Light
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    GPS systems are navigation systems that can locate a person to within a few meters. The system was created and previously restricted to the military, but for an unknown reason, they decided to open it up for everyone to use. The Global Positioning System works off of 24 satellites that are strategically positioned around the entire globe. There are really 27 satellites, but three extras are kept up there incase one of the satellites decides to become dysfunctional. These satellites have about a ...
  • History And Development Of Satellites For Communication
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    History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a basketball, weighed only 183 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. Plans to begin launching the first satellites began in the mid 1950's. On October 4, 1957, Sputnik 1 was launched by the Soviet Union. It circled th...