What is satellite orbit? Briefly discuss satellite technology.

Subject Computer Network
NU Year Set: 4.(c) Marks: 1+4=5 Year: 2017

An orbit is a regular, repeating path that one object in space takes around another one. An object in an orbit is called a satellite. A satellite can be natural, like Earth or the moon. ... Planets, comets, asteroids and other objects in the solar system orbit the sun.


Every usable artificial satellite — whether it's a human or robotic one — has four main parts to it: a power system (which could be solar or nuclear, for example), a way to control its attitude, an antenna to transmit and receive information, and a payload to collect information (such as a camera or particle detector).

As will be seen below, however, not all artificial satellites are necessarily workable ones. Even a screw or a bit of paint is considered an "artificial" satellite, even though these are missing these parts.

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