The basic satellite dish consists of the following materials: A parabolic reflector made of fiberglass or metal, usually aluminum, with a protruding steel feed horn and amplifier in its middle. A steel actuator that enables the dish to receive signals from more than one satellite.
Correspondingly, what is a satellite made out of?
A: There are a wide variety of materials used for either, but satelites are usually made to be etremely light weight, and use materials such as titanium and alluminum. Addidtionally, they'll use composites and alloys, such as nickel-cadmium or aluminum-beryllium.
What is an artificial satellite made of?
Artificial satellites. An artificial satellite is an object that people have made and launched into orbit using rockets. There are currently over a thousand active satellites orbiting the Earth. The size, altitude and design of a satellite depend on its purpose.
What are the types of satellite?
Space stations and human spacecraft in orbit are also satellites. Satellite orbits vary greatly, depending on the purpose of the satellite, and are classified in a number of ways. Well-known (overlapping) classes include low Earth orbit, polar orbit, and geostationary orbit.