What's A Satellite/Satellite Selfie
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"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

About Ready Jet Go!:

READY JET GO! is a 3D animated series for 3-8 year-olds with a focus on astronomy, scientific exploration, innovation and invention, and Earth as it is affected by our solar system.

The show is about two neighborhood kids-one with an all-consuming drive for science fact and another with an overwhelming passion for science fiction.

They both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family happens to be aliens from Bortron 7.

The comedy series teaches kids a variety of Earth science concepts (gravity, tides, moon phases, seasons) as well as an introductory explanation of innovation, astronomy, and our solar system.


Future Broadcast times for "Ready Jet Go!": (show all)

Sat, Jan 28 9:30 P.M. Mission to the Moon/Mindy's Moon Bounce House     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Jan 29 5:30 A.M. Mission to the Moon/Mindy's Moon Bounce House     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Jan 29 9:30 P.M. Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks The Kids     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Jan 30 5:30 A.M. Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks The Kids     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Jan 30 9:30 P.M. Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Jan 31 5:30 A.M. Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Jan 31 9:30 P.M. Round and Round/The Plant from Bortron 7     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Feb 1 5:30 A.M. Round and Round/The Plant from Bortron 7     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Feb 1 9:30 P.M. More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Feb 2 5:30 A.M. More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Feb 2 9:30 P.M. I Feel The Earth Move/Zerk Visits Earth     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Feb 3 5:30 A.M. I Feel The Earth Move/Zerk Visits Earth     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Feb 11 6:00 P.M. Asteroid Belt Space Race/Sydney 2     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Feb 12 2:00 A.M. Asteroid Belt Space Race/Sydney 2     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Feb 12 6:00 P.M. From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Feb 13 2:00 A.M. From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born     NHPBS KIDS

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