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Artificial Satellites are man-made objects which humans have sent into the orbit of the Earth. The first satellite was Sputnik I, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. Since this date there have been thousands of satellites launched into orbit and their uses have become more varied and impacting; satellites can now be categorised as: anti-satellite, biological, astronomical, communications,
miniaturised, navigational, reconaissance, weather satellites and space stations, which can incorporate several of the aforementioned uses. The technology of satellites has advanced much of modern society in the West especially, and they provide many services. Since they are so isolated, satellites are prone to jamming, destruction by weapons, orbital changes and space objects. As well as these risks
the biggest concern is perhaps the capabilities of satellites to spy upon everyday life. Technologies such as Google Earth, using satellite technology, allow almost every human a glance down the looking glass.


“Every so often, I like to go to the window, look up, and smile for a satellite picture.” - Stephen Wright


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