Short answer questions

Instructions: Answer the questions below. No specific format is required, but do submit your work in a professional-looking format. Do not copy-and-paste answers; use your own words.

Use complete sentences, correct spelling, proper punctuation, and appropriate grammar.

Submit your answers as Week 1: Assignment 1.Acceptable file types include: .docx, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf.

  1. The first man-made satellite was launched into orbit in 1957. Who launched it and what was its effect on the United States?
  2. What national goal was set forth by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, shortly after Alan Shepard became the first American in space?
  3. List the contributions the Apollo program made to space flight.
  4. List some of what the first U.S. spacecraft/satellites studied, measured, and provided.
  5. List the contributions the Skylab program made to space flight.
  6. Describe Skylab’s basic construction.
  7. Explain the term acceleration.
  8. Explain Perigee and Apogee.
  9. What is inclination and how is it measured?
  10. What is the most significant type of perturbation? Explain what it does to a satellite at perigee.
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