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What's A Satellite/Satellite Selfie

"What's a Satellite?" - An Earth-orbiting "telecom" communications satellite breaks down, and satellite TV service in Boxwood Terrace stops working. Three people can't watch their favorite shows and consequently get very upset. Jet decides to fly up to space and see what the problem is with the satellite, and hilarity ensues. Curriculum: A satellite is an artificial object that has been intentionally placed into orbit. Satellites are used for a large number of purposes. Communications satellites receive signals from Earth and bounce them back to other locations, for everything from GPS to cell phone service to TV shows. Satellites are usually semi-independent computer-controlled systems. "Satellite Selfie" - The kids learn that they can use links to different websites to see a satellite view of their house. Mindy notices that Jet's house is not in the image. That's because these images are from sometime over the past 2 years, and not live images from space. With Dr. Rafferty's help, the kids identify the next time a satellite will pass over their neighborhood, and try to gather for a "space selfie" next to Jet's house. Curriculum: Satellites are objects that humans have placed into orbit around the Earth. Many have cameras in them. Some of these satellite cameras look "up" at the outer areas of space, and some look "down" at the Earth - they can even see our houses and cars!

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 126

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Sat, Jul 31 7:00 A.M. Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites/Mindy's Meteorite Stand     NHPBS
Mon, Aug 2 6:00 A.M. Mars Rock for Mom/Sean Has A Cold     NHPBS
Mon, Aug 2 6:30 A.M. Who Messed Up The Treehouse?/Fact Or Fiction?     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Aug 3 6:00 A.M. Ain't No Mars Mountain High Enough/Treasure Hunt     NHPBS
Tue, Aug 3 6:30 A.M. My Three Suns/Magnet P.I.     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Aug 4 6:00 A.M. Date Night/Face on the Fritz     NHPBS
Wed, Aug 4 6:30 A.M. Freebird/Sean's Robotic Arm     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Aug 5 6:00 A.M. Mindy's Bedtime/Galileo, Galileo!     NHPBS
Thu, Aug 5 6:30 A.M. The Grandest Canyon/A Visit to the Planetarium     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Aug 6 6:00 A.M. So Many Moons/Project Pluto     NHPBS
Fri, Aug 6 6:30 A.M. Solar System Bake-Off/Kid-Kart Derby     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Aug 7 7:00 A.M. Date Night/Face on the Fritz     NHPBS
Mon, Aug 9 6:00 A.M. Sunspot and the Great Red Spot/Uncle Zucchini Babysits     NHPBS
Mon, Aug 9 6:30 A.M. Mindy and Carrot Bake/Commander Cressida Begins     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Aug 10 6:00 A.M. Whole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair Jet     NHPBS

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