Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

SatellitesA man made object that has been placed into Earth's orbit. The first satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. Today, there are hundreds of satellites in space that facilitate many services around the world including; GPS, global topography, and wireless communications. The illustration shows satellites around Earth and their receiving dishes on different continents.

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DSS, GPS, Network terms, Satellite computer, XM, Wi-Fi