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artificial satellite

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′sad·ə‚līt]
(aerospace engineering)
Any human-made object placed in a near-periodic orbit in which it moves mainly under the gravitational influence of one celestial body, such as the earth, sun, another planet, or a planet's moon.
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The first artificial satellite was launched in 1957 and now there are so many satellites orbiting Earth that some areas of space have become crowded
So far, the Soviets had beaten the United States at everything: They launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite in space; had the first man in space; the first space walk; the first woman in space.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit.
4, 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit.
For the record and as a testimonial to his ability, I would like to mention his notable contributions to conventional astronomy since severing his connection with artificial satellite work, e.
The Dragon capsule is due to reach the artificial satellite on May 25th, where the six astronauts on board the ISS will use the station's robotic arm to capture the capsule and take on the provisions.
This would be well worth observing visually with a telescope as the object will be seen to almost streak across the eyepiece like an artificial satellite.
Space security dynamics have changed dramatically since the dawn on the space age over half a century ago when Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite launched into Earth's orbit.
orbit The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body.
Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite, was a polished aluminium sphere just 58cm wide and filled with pressurised nitrogen.
Military intelligence sources said Saturday North Korea has been working to determine an artificial satellite orbit since earlier this year in an apparent bid to cover up its possibly imminent test-firing of the ballistic missile.

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