In July 2010, new headquarters for the European space station will be installed in Valencia (Spain). This is a high-power laboratory that will detect breakdown messages and will examine problems of microwave circuits of the satellites and the space vehicles. It is hard to imagine, isn’t it? This is the perfect occasion to learn something about satellites…
Houston, we have a problem!
It is difficult to understand what actually happens in the space. What are these flying machines? They are man-made objects that surround the earth in different orbits. Some follow the path of the Equator, others pass through the poles and some move at the same speed as the earth. The so-called geostationary ones allow us to watch television, for example.
Each one has a special and a spatial function: for example, as meteorological or astronomical observation, mapping, telecommunications… Some satellites can accommodate a couple of scientists, such as the MIR station for example. And for history facts, the first artificial satellite was launched on October 4th, 1957 by Russia and was called Spoutnik 1. From this date onwards, the U.S. and Russia have fought over the first place in space communications. Spoutnik 2 was the first satellite with a living creature launched (the dog Laika). The first American satellite was the Explorer 1, launched in 1958.
Now that you know a little more about what happens in outer space, relax with a blanket watching the stars from a beach in Valencia. If you rent Apartments in Valencia, you will ensure an economic and enjoyable stay.