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What's In the News: Space Episode 9 "Eyes in the Sky: Communications Satellites"
February 3, 2012

Target: Grades 4-12

Length: 15 minutes


This program looks at the ability of satellites to help us communicate with each other faster and over longer distances. It traces the path of a satellite signal from a ground station on Earth to an orbiting communications satellite in space and back down to a receiving station on Earth. Topics discussed include radio transmission and the atmosphere, active and passive communications satellites, satellite deployment and geostationary orbits.

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