An artificial satellite is intentionally placed into orbit by humans to serve various purposes leading to the classification and some satellites are used for communicating and location, while others are used for weather and science like for observing other planets and stars or gps systems.
How do satellites orbit the earth? Why don't they fall straight to the ground like everything else?- The article has a video that explains more clearly and more descriptively how orbiting works, and in a way it kind of has the same idea of launching a canon or throwing a ball but in a different way; a difference is that with a satellite you have to keep in orbit in space where there are different laws of gravity than earth and the satellite is perpetually falling but never hits the ground when it curves.
Summary of satellites orbiting the Earth in 2017, Which there are 357 objects launched into space and that's 50% more than ever previously recorded in a year.
this article showed me a clear diagram of NASA's satellites and their orbit, and it also gave me a clear and basic description of what type of orbits there are, and their are two types, geostationary and polar.