These satellites study the planets and sometimes even land on them. They have cameras to visualize terrain and look at daily dust storms. ;They also have androids that are solar-powered with eight to ten wheels which have onboard cameras, thermometers, robotic arms, and petri dishes for mildew and fungi. The most important things on exploration satellites are the booster rockets which help maneuver through the atmosphere, and the wings which have solar panels that collect and store power. Exploration satellites can also land of meteors and get little pieces to bring to scientists. Sometimes they put important pieces in the museum.
The purpose of weather satellites is for meteorologists to collect information that is then often given to people through the news. Some of these see what is happening on the surface like ocean levels and temperatures. Some moniter cloud patterns like thunderstorms, hail, rain, snow, tornadoes and hurricanes. They also help scientists understand climates and collect information that is part of everyday life. Without them you wouldn’t know if it was going to rain on your picnic.
GPS stands for Global Positioning Systems. GPS helps people that are lost. They use a handheld moniter that gets a picture from a satellite to tell them where they are. They also have Global Positioning Systems for your car. You just get in and tell it where you want to go and when you are driving, it gives directions. There are a lot of satellites for the GPS signals. GPS is a very useful tool to have around.
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