Artificial satellites are man-made objects that orbit the Earth and other planets in the Solar System. Soviet Sputnik 1 mission was the first artificial satellite that was launched in 1957.
Uses of artificial satellites
Some of the common uses of artificial satellites are as follows:
- They are used in communication
- They are used in weather forecasting system
- They are used in GPS (Global Positioning System)
- They are used to transport instruments and passengers to the space to perform experiments.