Informational (nonfiction), 1,827 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 1110L
Satellites informs the reader in detail about various artificial satellites and provides some of the history of these satellites. The book also describes how we use satellites in our lives today and the ways satellites may be used in our future. Readers learn even more as they view the exceptional photographs.
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artificial satellites, astronomical satellites, bus, communication satellites, environmental satellites, GPS, gravity, low-Earth Orbit, meteorologists, military satellite, navigational satellites, orbits, payload, Polar Orbit, weather satellites
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