Satellite FAQs:


Q: Is a satellite an artificial object which has been intentionally placed into orbit?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites satellites intended for non-military uses such as environmental monitoring?

A: Yes, and meteorology, map making etc.

Q: Are satellites satellites which are connected to another satellite by a thin cable called a tether?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites used for many purposes?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites satellites which use radio time signals transmitted to enable mobile receivers on the ground to determine their exact location?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites satellites that provide a recovery of reconnaissance?

A: Yes, and biological, space-production and other payloads from orbit to Earth.

Q: Are satellites moved into at the end of their operation?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites primarily used to monitor Earth's weather and climate?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites satellites used for observation of distant planets?

A: Yes, and galaxies, and other outer space objects.

Q: Are satellites satellites stationed in space for the purpose of telecommunications?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a satellite planned to be launched into orbit in 2013?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites usually semi-independent computer-controlled systems?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites launched by foreign rockets?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites satellites of unusually low masses and small sizes?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites Earth observation satellite or communications satellite deployed for military or intelligence applications?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites potential targets for jamming?

A: Yes, but satellite phone and television signals have also been subjected to jamming.

Q: Were satellites constructed as "one-off" designs?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a satellite Sputnik 1, launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, and initiating the Soviet Sputnik program, with Sergei Korolev as chief designer?

A: Yes, This in turn triggered the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States.

Q: Was a satellite planned for the end of 2009 using the Indian carrier rocket?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites either left in their current orbit or moved to a graveyard orbit?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a satellite that it is connected to the earth stations that are present on the ground and connected through terrestrial links?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites satellites designed to carry living organisms?

A: Yes, and generally for scientific experimentation.

Q: Are satellites in low-Earth orbit, 50 are in medium-Earth orbit , and the rest are in geostationary orbit?

A: Yes, A few large satellites have been launched in parts and assembled in orbit.

Q: Were satellites rarely designed to be de-orbited?

A: Yes.

Q: Are satellites launched into retrograde orbit because the quantity of fuel required to launch them is much greater than for a prograde orbit?

A: Yes.