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  • Black Mirror : A Look Into Memory

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    Geostationary satellites now travel on paths known as the Clarke Orbit (EETimes). 3 Perhaps one of the clearest, most in-depth modern explorations of memory and technology in science-fiction to date can be seen within the series Black Mirror. Black Mirror, a show

  • Methods Of Observation A Surface Measurements

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    II. Methods of observation A. Surface Measurements Rain gauge observations dating back to 1986 have been used to estimate precipitation rates. Figure 1 shows the distribution of rain gauges around the globe. Precipitation is measured in terms of the total depth of a flat surface area, assuming no water vapor is lost by melting or evaporation. Precipitation depth is measured in inches in the United States and in millimeters for research purposes and most other countries. Frozen precipitation

  • The Danger Of Space Debris

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    The Danger of Space Debris Every time humans put a new satellite or orbital body into low earth orbit, space gets just a bit messier. Ejected rockets and broken pieces of debris litter the geosynchronous orbit of our planet, and each and every shard of metal that orbits earth proves a hazard to our satellites and astronauts currently in space. This problem has been growing for decades, and even scientists in the 1970s cared about the rapidly growing space debris problem. Even though the problem has

  • The Cold War Era Essay example

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    The Cold War Era Works Cited Missing The late 1940s to the mid 1980s the American society saw what could quite possibly be titled the biggest technological effect on society. This era, The Cold War, was a period in which fear of attack or invasion and a need to be superior reigned in the American society. It led to the development of space technology, during the Space Race, communication systems, and military technology in what has been appropriately deemed the Arms Race. On October

  • The Nasa Space Flight Center Essay

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    271 artificial satellites currently in space orbiting the earth. An artificial satellite is a hand-made machine that orbits the planet earth to help in many different ways in communications, documenting information, sending and receiving signals. A satellite is a moon, planet, or a machine that orbit a planet or a star. There are many types of satellites and each one is used for different reasons. Some satellites are used to send and receive television signals. Some other satellites are used in communications

  • My Sci Fi Of The Earth Of A Space

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    and man-made satellites[1]. When a rocket is launched, the upper stage booster that gives a spacecraft its final boost into orbit is often left in orbit[2]. These boosters may stay in orbit for decades and if there is still fuel remaining inside them they may explode and create a cloud of debris[2]. One example was when a Chinese Long March 4 exploded on March 11, 2000 [3]. The payloads of the rocket often contribute greatly to the amount of orbital debris as well. In 2009, two satellites smashed into

  • Achievements of India in Space Research

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    -placing both remote sensing and communications satellites into orbit, creating the largest cluster in the world, and providing unique data to Indian industry and agriculture. Continual performance upgrades have increased the payload capacity of the rocket significantly since then. By this time,with the launch of the PSLV not far away, it had been decided that work should begin on the next class of launch vehicles, intended to place larger satellites into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO), and thus

  • Space Debris And Its Influence On The Space Environment

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    Debris This paper is mainly aiming to examine the concept of space debris and its influence on the space environment. Space debris is widely acknowledged as the remains of the space objects made by human beings, such as consumed rocket stages, used satellites and fragments from the collision or disintegration of these space objects. As a result of the rapid development of space technology and man’s growing interest in exploring space, space debris has become an inevitable issue and an increasingly severe

  • What is a satellite? How can they help us daily / what is the purpose with satellites. How do they orbit? Satellite Power Sources

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    What is a satellite? A satellite is a small thing orbiting or circling a larger thing. The complete path it follows is called an orbit. The moon is a example of a natural satellite of the earth. Manmade, or artificial satellites are placed into orbit by rockets or space shuttles. After World War II, the former Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite in 1951, into space. In 1958, the United States launched its first artificial satellite Telstar I into orbit.

  • Space Debris Is Collection Of Waste Objects

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    longer serve a useful function and include non-functional spacecraft, abandoned launch vehicle stages, mission-related debris, fragmentation debris, old satellites etc. These objects travel at speeds over 22,000 miles an hour (35,000 kilometres an hour). At such high velocity, even small junk can rip holes in a spacecraft or disable a satellite by causing electrical shorts that result from clouds of superheated gas. For most size regimes, the flux of orbital debris within 2000 km of the Earth’s surface