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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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