The History of Satellites documentary

Published on Aug 11, 2017
Strong enough to survive their fiery launch into orbit, sophisticated enough to provide life-saving images or relay tens of thousands of phone calls at the same time. By monitoring weapons systems and troop movements, these "eyes in the sky" may be the difference between security and annihilation. From the futuristic visions of a British sci-fi writer to creations of a German rocket designer for the Nazi war machine to the Cold War technological race, we review the satellites that link our world.

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  • Fucking. Liars.

  • RIGHT HERE! YOU BRAINWASHED PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTING! Satellites ARE MORE NASA LIES! NOBODY HAS EVER "GONE TO OUTER SPACE," IT DOES NOT EXIST! GENESIS 1 CLEARLY TEACHES WE LIVE INSIDE A FIRMAMENT CPNSISTING OF WATER ABOVE AND AROUND US! THE EARTH IS FLAT!

    • You did not even try to measure the ISS altitude and speed, like I did, when you would then you you are a quack.

  • "satellites are made from the strongest and lightest materials on earth" > i believe that, but don't show me this thin aluminium foil wobbeling arround - and expect me to believe. show me a satellite in space from earth by telescope or similar - or cool this mofo to more than -200 celsius and demonstrate it still works.

    • Homo Here is my shot of a satellite in space, taken from my backyard. plus.google.com/u/0/photos/photo/113627436988241172523/6273583565769078802

    • Homo, Don't you like seeing the thermal institutional? The best place is on the outside.

    • it will apear as a dot on the ground if you look up from space I know this because 20 pass over my house each day one of them is the ISS.

  • sputnik

  • doug

  • penned 2001 cancer won...

  • Under sea cables, the stratosphere bounce, cell towers and communication towers.... It's all bullshit fantasy this documentary. They are lying to your indoctrinated ugly faces. It's all fake, clark made it up, and NASA follow.

    • Those and satellites. Here are some I got that are along the Clark's belt. Just my cell phone and binos, 8 images stacked, the dots are not moving with the stars. plus.google.com/u/0/photos/photo/113627436988241172523/6322177607322308002

  • cant launch anything into space :D tell that to the tesla out there

  • History of CGI

  • why don't they show actual pictures of the satellites? It's all computer animation. Surely they have information that the launching and placement into orbit worked and that all is well. Show the pictures!

    • check astronomy . com, they have tons of amateur satellite photography.

  • ... or is it just more round earth brainwashing ...hmmmm

  • learned a lot ... i think

  • Also, apparently invisible to the human eye and photography.

    • Not Cell phones. plus.google.com/u/0/photos/photo/113627436988241172523/6322177607322308002

  • arthur c clak didn't write 2001, he wrote a short story called 'the sentinel', this is the base which inspired kubric to make the movie, he worked with clark on the novel, the movie was made and the book came out latter as a companion to the film.

  • Any satellites on Uranus?

  • bla bla ,,,, a waste of time

  • its all fake

  • Interesting how they though satellites would be all the rage by this point. I think the internet threw a huge spanner in the works for that plan. To be fair though, we still need satellites, just not as directly as they thought.

  • China gets a speeding ticket

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    • Not when you can see so many of the in telescopes. You can even image them with your cell phone.

  • Though interesting this video is old and largely out of date.

    • I'll take old and largely out of date over most of the new content history channel produces.

  • 36:37 Huh, whats liquid weights got to do with solar cells? Did anyone thing we have diesel generators orbiting the planet?

  • Please could you provide the sources.

  • Is the narrator David Lynch ?

  • The Globe Earth (NASA Blue Marble) is a Religious Symbol used to worship Scientism; the One World Religion to bind them all; who's Theory based, Science Fiction Stories of Space, Spaceballs, and Gravity, originated before the late 1800's; before man created Rockets; before man and a few black women put Freemasons into Space, and onto the face of the Moon; to go where no one can go, this space ENTERPRISE. i58.servimg.com/u/f58/19/39/28/69/blue_m11.jpg *WHO INVENTED the space ENTERPRISE?* 1582 Heliocentricism as invented by Copernicus is used by Pope Gregory XIII to reform the calendar. 1601 Telescope invented 1609 Johannes Kepler published his Heliocentric laws of planetary motion, based on the writtings of Tycho Brahe. Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) died prior to the invention of the Telescope. 1610 Galileo Galilei, claims to see Spaceballs orbiting about one another. Galileo is a beneficiary of the Jesuit payroll. *1611* Christopher Clavius, a Jesuit at the Collegio Romano, confirms Galileo’s observations of planetary motion. Jesuits claim that Lights they observe through their Telescopes are in fact Spaceballs that orbit about one another. *The reader will note, that from this point on "verifiable reality" has been replaced with Theoretical Math Equations (pretend).* 1687 Sir Isaac Newton, invents the theory of Gravity establishing a friction-less environment required for Spaceballs to orbit about one another. 1798 Sir Henry Cavendish invents the MASS of the Earth and the Mass for all other Spaceballs. He was the first to calculate the gravitational constant [G], showing how Spaceballs orbit about one another in the vacuum of space. 1865 Jules Verne publishes, From the Earth to the Moon 1883 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky writes Free Space on use of jet propulsion in vacuum of space *1903* Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (USSR), inspired by the writings of Jules Verne, published "The Exploration of Cosmic Space by Means of Rocket Devices", showing that the man-made construct called Space was a physical place that could be explored. *Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, is known as the founding father of astronautics* *1931* Jesuits invent Big Bang theory (aka, Cosmic Egg or Primeval atom) *1932* Drawing by Tsiolkovksy for the film ‘Cosmic Voyage’ showing a cosmonaut exiting a rocket via an airlock into the vacuum of Space. i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/39/28/69/tsiolk11.jpg Credit: Archive of Russian Academy of Science *1945* Sir Arthur C. Clarke invents geostationary satellite communications for his Science Fiction stories. *It was Science Fiction writers who invented the properties of SPACE, SPACEBALLS and GRAVITY; these Fairy tales then entered major Universities under the guise of THEORETICAL Physics (pretend) and a New World Religion was created called SCIENTISM.*

    • There is help for you.

    • Why do flat earthers always connect "heliocentrism" immediatly with "globe", as if peiple believed in a flat earth before heliocentrism? The globe model is far older than the helicentrric model. Before Copernicus, people believed in a geocentric model with a sphere shaped earth. The shape of the earth is very obvious. We don't need observation of space for it. Instead we know how the earth looks like because we have travelled it.

  • Satellites they would not be here without one man Arthur C. Clark. When he wrote 2001 Space Odyssey no one had heard of a satellite that was until Ruscosmos launched that little basketball sized satellite named Sputnik The Space Race was on. Today satellites are everywhere. Without satellites no weather, no phones, no GPS, no national defense, no space science, no Dish Network or Direct TV, no Google Earth, no internet, and no US-tv. All of these come from satellites. GOES which is a decedent of TIROS makes sure blizzards, fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes don't destroy us,. LANDSAT takes all our Google Earth images and without it we would be lost. GEOCOMM provides our GPS signals. Telecom satellites transmit our phone calls and operate the internet and US-tv they also transmit DISH and Direct TV. Military Satellites are classified their job is to keep crazy dictators like Kim Jong from attacking us. The largest satellite of them all is Space Station ISS this is where all our science is done. TDRS operates the NASA network every satellite talks to TDRS. and over them all looking out into deep space are the probes one of these is Hubble which allows us to see the stars. But as we put them up there there is the ever growing problem of Junksats which are the dead satellites and their boosters. We need to get them out of orbit or our satellites will be lost.

    • Mauricio Eduardo Santana thats what I meant. Clark wrote the script with Kubrick and he also wrote the book around this time. No one heard of a satellite until 2001 came out and Von Braun and Kerolev read his work and this lead to the Space Race and Explore and Sputnik heading to space.

    • Imaged Transit 17 and TDRS 3, many GEOs, saw TIROS with binos, GPSs with telescope. There are so man of them.

    • he didn't write 2001, he wrote a short story called 'the sentinel', this is the base which inspired kubric to make the movie, he worked with clark on the novel, the movie was made and the book came out latter as a companion to the film.

  • I love the name "keyhole" because it's basically saying "we're watching you when you can't see us"

  • There's no history here! maybe for women and just old people! but for history of satellite(s) NO , maybe (the) satellite invention. Maybe someone could put true history meaning #1 satellite till the last one, on utube?

  • FAKE

    • not real? Really? What blocked the stars, when I watched them go behind it in my telescope?

    • Joel Harris the MOON is not real.

    • LA. I can tell you did not even try to measure the moon and sun, with triangulation and time delay.

    • LA I can tell, that you did not build satellites.

    • David Holcomb I got a p900 and have been filming the eclipses. Sun and moon are local, for sure, and during the last lunar eclipse, the shadow comes from behind the moon

  • 4:40 @elonmusk

  • Saw that 60 year old Vanguard 1 last night, in my large telescope, at 74X.

  • First 30 minutes = history of american space programme

    • One lie after the other! Space program my ass! Deep underground military base program is what they should have named NASA, but then nobody would give their tax dollars to these lying bastards if they told the truth! Genesis one will explain that to you

    • "complaining"? You are mad

    • oh no no no no no he was complaining that theres too much about american satellite history and not enough about world satellite history that it's messy that it makes the docu look biased because it's glorifying satellite that americans built and instead of technology from different countries that should have improved satellites and what about european designs or the uk or something or that it is not cool if that is what the docu is like and that the docu doesn't explain the full story so that americans look like theyre solely responsible for modern satellite designs and its glorifying americans so hes complaining that its not about china or something

    • oh I understand it alright we would not have satellites in space without getting our space program started. It was the Cold War and we were fighting our long time rival and enemy The Russians. WWII just ended and Roscosmos and NASA captured the two scientist who would build and launch these satellites Von Braun and Kerolov. The problem was in the early space race every rocket and every satellite the Russians and the US launched was built by the rivals of our great rocket pioneers and the end result was they blew up on the launchpad. Von Braun and Kerolov went to the government and both of them became the directors or Ruscosmos and NASA and they fixed the designs. But Russia got to space first and put that little basketball sized satellite name Sputnik in orbit three months later on my birthday Explore was launched and NASA has established its foothold in space and since that launch we have been putting the satellites up there. the problem now is the so called junksats which are dead satellites and tools left in space with discarded engines. These need to be deorbited because they are a hazard to navigation and they can kill our astronauts.

    • aaron at least you didn't understand his comment

  • Can we create a satellite that can see under ground from space,

  • Interesting! Aziz

  • How do satellites fly around the flat earth?

    • Is that a 33 1/3 or 45 disk?

    • they fall

    • They don't. The Earth is a disc that flips (hence day and night). Satellites just stay where they are, only taking photos when the disc is at its roundest.

    • with ferry wings, I heard.

    • They would probably say that they circle over the flat earth, circling the "north pole".. Yup, up there just a few miles over the disc shaped earth, right next to the sun and moon which also circle overhead....... Knuckleheads.

  • Cool beans! Glad to find this on youtube

    • EleMental Science. Ill sure try to keep that in mind pal!

    • joe bob please never say that again

  • Where are all of the "Satellites don't exist" guys at?

    • Look above your stupid comment

    • But you will see all of this just with binoculars. Holograms do not put holes and then fire into buildings.

    • Joel Harris. I checked your link... Its a hologram... You know? Like fake planes on 911??? (Sarcasm)

    • You need to count sheep. No, stars, here: plus.google.com/u/0/photos/photo/113627436988241172523/6448626681964242290

    • That's as funny as a fart in a space suit.