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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.

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What altitude does a google satellite orbit 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.


What is the distance between earth and geostationary satellite?

The earth is a planet. An earth satellite is an artificial satellite that orbits the earth A geostationary satellite is an earth satellite that orbits at a height (approximately 22,000 miles) precisely determined to ensure that the satellite remains over the same spot on the earth's surface at all times, thus appearing from the earth to be stationary in the sky.


How can i see an image of my house using a satellite?

google maps google maps


What is the only satellite of earth?

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth.


How often do satellite pictures update?

Really depends on the source of the satellite imagery.Google for examples purchases or leases its satellite imagery from a number of imagery providers such as GeoEye and DigitalGlobe. Google updates it imagery on Google Earth and Google Maps once or twice a month but not the entire globe at once.Bing Maps (previously Live Search Maps, Windows Live Maps, Windows Live Local, and Microsoft Virtual Earth) is Microsoft's web mapping service. New updates are released on roughly a monthly basis.

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What is Google satellite compared to Google Maps and Google Earth?

"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.


Is the higher the satellite from the earth the higher the resolution of the pictures taken by satellite?

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.


How long does a satellite take to orbit the earth once?

It depends on its altitude.


Where is satellite tab on Google Earth?

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.


What is the altitude of a satellite which takes 90 minutes to complete its orbit?

Such a satellite must be fairly close to the Earth's surface.


Does a satellite in low tilt at low altitude show more of the earths surface than one in high tilt at same altitude?

a satellite in a low tilt at a low altitude can see earth better.


How do you search satellite view of earth?

Down load Google Earth


How do you receive satellite images?

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Where can you find a good satellite map?

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Google space pictures of earth?

Google Earth and Google Maps are great tools to view high-resolution satellite imagery of the Earth.


How can you find live satellite images in 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.


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