Class 8 Physics Stars and the Solar System Artificial Satellites

Artificial Satellites

 

  • Artificial Satellites are man-made objects which revolve around a planet just like natural satellites do.
  • While moon is the natural satellite, Earth has many Artificial Satellites.
  • They revolve around the Earth
  • They are used for weather forecasting, transmission of radio signals.
  • Aryabhatta was the first Indian satellite launched in 1975
  • Some other satellites by India are Bhaskara (1979) , Rohini (1980), INSAT-4C (2006), Chandrayaan (2008)

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