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Artificial Satellite

artificial satellites, Earth orbit, military intelligence, communications industry, outer space

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Artificial Satellite, any object purposely placed into orbit around Earth, other planets, or the Sun. Since the launching of the first artificial satellite in 1957, thousands of these “man-made moons” have been rocketed into Earth orbit. Today, artificial satellites play key roles in the communications industry, in military intelligence, and in the scientific study of both Earth and outer space.

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Kruczynski, Leonard R., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Director of Strategic Relationships, Ashtech, Inc. Former Project Engineer, GPS Attitude Determination Systems, Military System Division, Trimble Navigation.



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