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1.22: Satellites, Shuttles, and Space Stations

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orbit

Circular or elliptical path around an object.

orbiter

Main part of the space shuttle that has wings like an airplane.

rocket

Device propelled by particles flying out one end at high speed.

satellite

Object, either natural or human made, that orbits a larger object.

space shuttle

Reusable spacecraft capable of carrying large pieces of equipment or a space station.

space station

Large spacecraft in space on which humans can live for an extended period of time.

thrust

Forward force produced by gases escaping from a rocket engine.

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