I think you mean, :why does the orbit of satellites, etc. look like a sine wave? Well, every orbit around the earth looks like a circular (or elliptical ring) whose center (or focus) is at the center of the earth. An orbit exactly above the equator is one such orbit, but any orbit can be tilted as long as the center (or focus) stays at the earth's center and the whole orbit is flat like a disk. On various maps this makes the orbit look like a wave, but on a globe it stays a flat circle (or ellipse).
not regulary. they mostly orbit the mesosphere
They don't. The shuttles were designed for Earth Orbit only.
Orbit rhymes with it. Orbit has to do with space shuttles and space travel
The atmosphere is divided in to five layers. These are Troposhere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Exosphere. The space shuttles orbit in thermosphere.The atmosphere is divided in to five layers. These are Troposhere, Stratospere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Exosphere. The space shuttles orbit in thermosphere.
only to low Earth orbit.
The space shuttles never went as high has "medium Earth orbit"; they were in LOW Earth orbits. It took about an hour to get established in orbit. The shuttles have now been retired, and will never go into orbit again.
To carry things to and from orbit around the Earth.
Space shuttles can travel at extremely fast speeds. Typically, space shuttles orbit the Earth at slightly less than 20,000 miles per hour.
Probably a few minutes. Note that once the space shuttle is in orbit, it doesn't need fuel to stay in orbit.
Columbia was a Space Shuttle. Space Shuttles travel to an orbit around the Earth and return.
Simply because of the amount of energy required to put it into orbit.
No. The Space Shuttles are only designed and fueled for low earth orbit and return.
Well both do...the shuttles go in to orbit and return (at least they used to when NASA was still flying them), the ISS is left in orbit
Shuttles have only been designed to be in low earth orbit and do not have the capability to go to the moon. The Apollo missions were the ones that traveled to the moon, and there have been no lunar missions since 1973.
Space shuttles were built for low earth orbit. Not to goto the moon
The space shuttles were launched by liquid fuel engines along with solid fuel boosters to get them into orbit. That also provided the initial speed of over 17,000 mph that keeps them orbit without any additional use of the engines. Once in orbit they used orbital maneuvering engines to change their orientation as well provide the slow down required to bring them back to Earth.
Space shuttles use fuel when taking off and for control while in orbit, deorbiting, and landing. The main takeoff engines use liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, and there are two solid-fuel rocket boosters. In orbit, the shuttle uses thrusters that burn hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.
The USA's Enterprise was the first shuttle but was built in 1976 as a test platform for the future shuttle fleet. The Challenger was the first to achieve Earth orbit in 1981. Of the Soviet fleet of shuttles, only one acheved Earth orbit and successful reentry, but this occured much later, when the USSR decided the US shuttles represented a serious security threat. The Soviet shuttles were moth-balled upon the collapse of the CCCP (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). No other countries have built successful shuttles.
No. Space shuttles do not have the capability to travel so far. They are designed for low earth orbit.
Currently to the International Space Station. Shuttles only carry things to Earth orbit.
The space shuttle program utilized low earth orbit, above the Earth's atmosphere.
? ? ? An orbit.
They are put into orbit by shuttles and stay in orbit around the earth, like the moon. Since they are no longer affected by Earth's gravitational field, they will not naturally fall down to Earth.