Create a report on one of the NASA satellites listed below. The report should have three distinct parts.
Use the Internet to determine all of the background information you need to describe the: (1) history, (2) purpose, and (3) orbital characteristics of the satellite. Use the same procedure as above to calculate the orbital characteristics; determine the orbital period, velocity, and altitude. Be sure that your report shows the details of how you made all of your calculations.
Select One of these NASA Satellites (or choose a different one approved by your instructor)
a Space Shuttle (if in orbit) current location
or map 2 or map
3) and more information.
b Mir Space Station ... current location (map1 or map 2)
c Hubble Space Telescope... current location (map1 or map 2)
d Cosmic Background Explorer... current location (map1 or map 2)
e NOAA Weather Satellites... current location map1
Back to the Classroom or back to Orbital Altitude Measurement
Lesson designed by the YPOP Team
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