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Learning About Satellites and Remote Sensing - Part 2

 

Continuing this guide to satellite remote sensing basics, the following links on this page examine some specific applications of satellite remote sensed data, general information about satellites and how they work. Most of this material is basic and suitable for helping with middle and high school science projects and reports.

Homework Helpers:

  1. How are satellites launched, and how do they stay in orbit? More information about orbits and launching stellites is available from NASA and "How Suff Works."
  2. How satellites work and how satellites are used. See "How Stuff Works" For information on using satellites in weather forecasting, see the University of Illinois site, and articles written by Jack Williams for USA Today.
  3. Satellite images and shaded relief maps of each State are available from Johns Hopkins University.

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