Last Updated on 11th of February 2019
Satellites are one of the biggest inventions of the humans, we use satellites for many purposes like tracking the weather, use GPS and much more. There are many changes happened in this world after launching the first satellite i.e. Sputnik 1.
When anybody talks about finding any place, people always prefer Google Maps for finding any spots, you may know that the framework of Google Maps is almost based on Satellites.
There are many unknown facts about the Satellites which is not known by everybody and in this post, I’ll tell you 6 quite amazing facts about Satellites you should know.
Firstly, I wanted to clear you that in this article I told about only Manmade satellites, not about Natural satellites.
I researched very much and found these 6 facts from the 120 facts on the basis of my users’ interest and I am sure that the majority of people like all the facts.
#1) How satellites protect itself from meteors?
As we know that there are thousands of meteors running in the space around the Earth and they destroy each other by tackling each other.
You may be considered sometimes, “How satellites protect itself from meteors?”
Then your friend will tell you how satellites save itself from the running meteors in the huge space.
Space is the mysterious place and there are millions of the meteors runs always in the universe and chances are that they’ll destroy the satellites which are crawling in the space.
For this problem, scientist are programmed satellites in such a way that when a meteor come closer to the satellite, it changes their path and protect itself.
This is the reason why only 1 satellite out of 8000 destroyed from the meteor because of the sensitive sensors present in the satellites.
How amazing, isn’t it?😍😍
#2) NASA’s Tom & Jerry in the space
NASA is the biggest space organization especially focus on the improvement of the satellites, rockets, etc.
They have launched hundreds of satellites in the space for different tasks and now I am going to tell you about Tom and Jerry of NASA.
There are two satellites of the NASA chasing each other around the Earth which are tracking the distance between them to measure gravitational irregularities. Their nicknames are Tom and Jerry.
How funny, isn’t it?😂😂😂
#3) The mysterious place of Brazil
Brazil is one of the beautiful countries with many mysteries and I am going to tell one place of Brazil which is very amazing and yes it is related to the satellites.
There is a place in Brazil where the gravitational force of the Earth is very weak, you can understand the weakness of the gravitation there from a fact that is when the Satellites of the NASA passes from that spot they power off the power supply of the satellites.
Every satellite run usually because of the gravitational force and this is quite amazing, the area is too huge so NASA saves much power and it is very helpful for NASA.
I think that there are also many places as well where gravity is very wicked if you know about another place you can tell me in the comments or on my facebook page.
This is one of the most amazing facts I ever heard.
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#4) Satellites can move around the Earth 14 times in a day
As we know that satellites are very fast and can travel huge distances quickly and easily. The speed increases very much in the space because of the absence of gravity.
The average speed of the Satellites in the space is 18,000 MPH means that satellites can travel the entire circumference of the Earth 14 times a day.
This also means that satellites are 14 times faster than the natural satellites of the Earth AKA moon because the moon takes 24 hours to move around the Earth.
This is pretty quick, it is not so slow and the day is not far when human will invent a vehicle which can travel as the speed of light and when this will happen we can do time travel.
I’ll also write that how can time travel possible in the future according to the scientific laws in our upcoming articles.
How quick, isn’t it?☄☄
#5) Data of satellites are too huge
As we know that data is also the biggest reasons why people use satellites and spends millions of dollars.
We get many data like weather reports and much from the satellites for the betterment of the people. Everybody knows that satellites collect a huge amount of data but the question is, “how much?”
The answer is ‘very huge’ let me tell you with a very shocking and interesting example.
After complex calculation scientists tell that if we burn all the all data of the satellites into the DVD then it will form a tower which will 4 times more than the height of the Empire State Building.
The height of the Empire State Building is 443 Metres then it will form a tower approximately 1.7 KM😮😮😮. This is the calculation and very interesting also.
Too huge, isn’t it?
#6) Funny story of the first American spy satellite
America is one of the biggest contributors in the field of satellites whether it is about spy satellites or weather satellite.
There is a very funny fact about the first spy satellite of America.
When they launched their first spy satellite in the space, it dropped its film in a ‘film bucket’ and after that, it scooped up in the mid-air by a plane.
This is a very funny story and should share with your friends.
How funny, isn’t�🤣🤣?
Now, it is time to look at the quick view of the whole article.
a) Satellites are programmed to protect themselves from the running meteors.
b) NASA has two satellites in the space chasing each other and tracking the distance between them to track the gravitational anomalies, their nicknames are Tom and Jerry.
c) There is a place in Brazil where the gravitational force is very weak and when the satellites of the NASA passes from their literally they powered off the satellites.
d) Satellites travel from the speed of 18,000 MPH and it can move the entire circumference of the Earth 14 times a day.
e) If we burn all the all data of the satellites into the DVD then it will form a tower which will 4 times more than the height of the Empire State Building.
f) When America launched their first spy satellite in the space, it dropped its film in a ‘film bucket’ and after that, it scooped up in the mid-air by a plane.