A satellite of your own

Some kids are getting a chance to design, build, and launch an Earth-orbiting satellite.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM March 6, 2006

A rocket soars into space. It releases a satellite, which goes into orbit around Earth. The satellite begins collecting data and sending signals. You listen in on the information coming from outer space, proud that you played a role in designing and constructing the satellite.

 

Just a dream?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launched in 1999, NASA's Terra satellite orbits Earth, collecting environmental data. Building and operating the satellite has cost more than 1 billion dollars.

 

Launched in 1999, NASA's Terra satellite orbits Earth, collecting environmental data. Building and operating the satellite has cost more than 1 billion dollars.

 

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