Satellite Telemetry

This Satellite Telemetry activity & project also includes:

Satellites require rockets to launch, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand them. Future engineers learn about how satellites send data to Earth and how to interpret satellite images. They see how radio waves play a role in satellite communications and how satellite images apply binary code to encode information.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils brainstorm the ways satellites affect their daily lives
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires computers with Internet access for each learner or group
  • It is helpful if the class has previous experience with binary code
Pros

  • Provides a student worksheet to gauge understanding
  • Includes direct links to websites for use during the activity
Cons

  • None
NGSS