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  • Satellite Orbits In A North South Direction
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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 include...
  • Accuracy And Reliability Of The Gps 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...
  • Forecasting Of Weather
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    In writing this essay, I was more amazed with the forecasting of weather than I was of actual tornadoes. Excuse me if I run off of subject, but the things I found on predicting storms, and of course, tornadoes, were overwhelming. After going through much information and reading an abundance of articles on weather forecasting, I can only come to one conclusion. That when all is considered the best forecasters can only give an educated guess of what is in store for weather and when tornadoes will ...
  • Long As Satellites Orbit The Earth
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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...
  • Base Station And The Mobile Phone
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    Introduction In describing Cellular Radio, ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) and Satellite Communications we must first have a general understanding of the meaning of these forms of Telecommunications. After a brief explanation of the different forms, they will be described in more detail. Then the present and future roles in Irish Telecommunications will be looked at and some examples given. This will then lead to the conclusion. 1. What is Cellular Radio? Cellular Radio is the use of ...
  • First Weather Satellites
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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 ...
  • Worldwide Gps And Reconnaissance 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 ...
  • Basics Of The Global 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...
  • Fast Development Of Other Satellite Navigation Systems
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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 ...
  • Make Up The User Segment Of Gps
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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 to...
  • Satellite Communication Systems Offers Point
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    Introduction Definition: Communications Satellite is a satellite stationed in geosynchronous orbit that acts as a microwave relay station, receiving signals sent from a ground-based station (earth station), amplifying them, and retransmitting them on a different frequency to another ground-based station. Initially used for telephone and television signals, communications satellites can also be used for high-speed transmission of various multimedia services such as data communications, video and ...
  • Navigation Satellites Use Laser Beam Signals
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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...

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