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What is meant by an artificial satellite? How are the satellites classified based on their functions? - Science and Technology 1

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What is meant by an artificial satellite? How are the satellites classified based on their functions?

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A manmade object revolving around a planet in a fixed orbit is known as artificial satellites.

Based on their functions, satellites are classified as following:

Type of satellite  Function of satellite
Weather satellite Study and prediction of weather
Communication satellite Establish communication between different location in the world through the use of specific waves
Broadcast satellite Telecasting of television programs
Navigational satellite Fix the location of any place on the Earth’s surface in terms of its very precise latitude and longitude
Military Satellite Collect information for security aspects
Earth Observation
Satellite
Study of forests, deserts, oceans, polar ice on the earth’s surface, exploration and management of natural resources, observation and guidance in case of natural calamities like flood and earthquake
Concept: Satellites
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