• Question: hoe does the satelite work

    Asked by 338ngrj1732 to Bernerd, Joseph, Ken on 18 Jul 2017.
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      Bernerd Fulanda answered on 18 Jul 2017:

      Dear 338 Ngrj
      Satellites communicate by using radio waves to send signals to the antennas on the Earth. The antennas then capture those signals and process the information coming from those signals. Information can include:
      – scientific data (like the pictures the satellite took),
      – the health of the satellite, and
      – where the satellite is currently located in space
      Communications satellites bounce signals from one side of Earth to the other, a bit like giant mirrors in space. The satellite boosts the signal and sends it back down to Earth from its transmitter dish to a receiving dish somewhere else on Earth thus enabling us to communicate