Google does *not* operate its own satellites, but the satellites that provide imagery to Google include GeoEye-1, QuickBird, WorldView-1, WorldView-2, and others.
GeoEye-1 orbits the Earth 15 times per day flying at an altitude of 681 kilometers or 423 miles. Likewise, QuickBird and WorldView-1 are basically at the same altitude of 450 and 496 km respectively. Note QuickBird-1's orbit decayed in Jan 2015 when it re-entered Earth's atmosphere. QuickBird II (or QuickBird-2) is still in operation.
WorldView-2 is at a higher altitude of 770 kilometers or 478 miles.
"Google satellite" gives you, as the name says it, a satellite view of an area. This feature is integrated into Google Maps and Google Earth. The Maps' satellite view is not in real time, however.
Actually its not the altitude of the satellite but the resolution of the camera that is responsible for a high resolution imagery. In fact the better resolution imagery in Google Earth comes from aerial and street-level photography.
It depends on its altitude.
There should be a satellite icon or any icon on Google Earth that allows you to download the images and save it on a separate document.
a satellite in a low tilt at a low altitude can see earth better.
Such a satellite must be fairly close to the Earth's surface.
Down load Google Earth
Ummmm. Google earth.
To find google earth images, you need to go to google first and click on the satellite tab that will show you the views from a satellite rather than the street view or the walking view.
Google Earth and Google Maps are great tools to view high-resolution satellite imagery of the Earth.
It depends one what satellite it is. Differents types of satellite orbit the Earth at different altitudes. In Low Earth Orbit satellites travel between 160km and 2000km above the Earth, in Medium Earth Orbit they travel between 2000km and 35000km above the Earh, and in Geostationary Orbit they travel above 160km and below 35000km around the Equator.