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# Space quiz

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Satellites need to continuously move or they will fall down to Earth!
The closer to the Earth they are, the faster they travel!
How fast do they need to travel to avoid falling?

• 80-30 m/s
• 800-300 m/s
• 8000-3000 m/s?

Match the following altitudes with a satellite category:

A : Weather satellites

• 36 000 km
• 24 000 km
• 700 km
• 300 km

B : International Space Station

• 36 000 km
• 24 000 km
• 700 km
• 300 km

C : GMES Earth observation satellites

• 36 000 km
• 24 000 km
• 700 km
• 300 km

D : Galileo radio-navigation satellites

• 36 000 km
• 24 000 km
• 700 km
• 300 km

Out of the Ariane5 launcher's total mass of 777 tonnes, how many tonnes can it send to a high orbit?

• 7t (1% of its mass)
• >77t (10% of its mass)?

On average, how long can a satellite be used?:

• 1 year
• 10 years
• 100 years?

How many satellites have lifted of from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana?

• 30
• 300
• 3000
• 30 000

How many television channels are available via European satellite operators?

• 30
• 300
• 3000
• 30 000