Asked in Astronomy, Artificial Satellites, Telescopes
What is the difference in a satellite and a telescope?
A telescope lets you see far away objects. A satellite is something that orbits something else. A satellite telescope is a big telescope is space that orbits a planet, usually to take photo's of the universe ...
Is the hubble space telescope a satellite?
No, it's a space telescope. In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is some object that has been placed into orbit by humans. Such objects are sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from earths natural satellite the moon. SO.... the hubble space telescope could be called a satellite. ...
Asked in Science, Telescopes, Radio
What is the difference between a radio and satellite telescope?
A radio telescope gathers and focuses radio waves, or electromagnetic waves outside the visual spectrum. A satellite telescope is sent outside the atmosphere to become a satellite of either the earth or sun, unless it is sent outside the solar system like the Voyager spacecraft. Many satellite telescopes carry several types of telescopes in one package to gather as much information as possible, like the Hubble. ...
Asked in Space Travel and Exploration
Is the Hubble SpaceTelescope a satellite or a space probe?
A hubble space telescope is a space probe which is in orbit around the Earth so it's a satellite. ...
Asked in Astronomy
An object which travels around a planet?
That object is called satellite, there are two types of satellites: natural satellite and man-made satellite, natural satellite are natural and man-made satellite are machines that observes the space, like the hubble space telescope. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences
What telescope must be mounted on high-flying aircraft or a satellite to be useful in studying the stars?
A large aperture telescope that does not have adaptive optics which can compensate for unevenness in the atmosphere. ...
Asked in Telescopes, Science, Astronomy
What does the Hubble scope contain to enable it to observe space objects?
The Hubble Space Telescope is the common name of the satellite with which we are familiar. The satellite contains a large optical telescope which does the observations of space objects. The telescope is a fairly straightforward Ritchey-Chrétien Cassegrain reflector with a primary mirror 2.4 meters (94 inches) in diameter. The telescope images objects with a variety of cameras and spectrographs. See the links for more. ...