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Satellites

Satellites are a key component of today’s digital age, transmitting everything from up-to-the minute news to never-before-seen images from deep space. But how do they work? In this BrainPOP movie on satellites, Tim and Moby provide you with the basics of satellite technology! You’ll learn all about the main components of most satellites, including the on-board computer, solar cells, batteries, radio equipment, and altitude control system. You’ll also see how satellites are launched into space, how they transmit information to special receiving stations on the ground, and much more!

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