Curious Kids: How do satellites get back to Earth?

Translated title of the contribution: How do satellites get back to Earth?

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Abstract

How do satellites get back to Earth?– Charlie Crittenden, age 7, Coledale.

The short answer is that most satellites don’t come back to Earth at all. Most of them burn to a crisp before they get anywhere near the ground.

Translated title of the contributionHow do satellites get back to Earth?
Original languageAmerican English
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Space
  • NASA
  • Physics
  • Space junk
  • Satellites
  • Orbit
  • Machines
  • Curious Kids

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