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E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson is part of the Athabasca University Astronomy 230: Northern Lights, Northern Skies course. In this lesson, you will learn how to describe the concept of a satellite, how to identify the types of satellites and their orbits, and how to describe two main issues in keeping a satellite in orbit for long periods of time.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy

Education Levels:

  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division
  • Other

Keywords:

astronomy satellite ion drive escape velocity stages space shuttle sputnik heliosheath gravitational acceleration

Language:

English

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