Artificial Satellite

Definition - What does Artificial Satellite mean?

An Artificial Satellite is an artificial object that is manufactured by humans and launched into the Earth’s orbit or in another planet’s orbit. These satellites revolve round the planets and provide all the information about the planet through satellite imagery. The primary purpose of launching artificial satellites is to study the planet and communicate relevant information back to the scientists studying it. These satellites can retrieve and process images from topographies which are difficult to photograph and map large areas of terrain.

Petropedia explains Artificial Satellite

Artificial satellite imagery and remote sensing techniques can be applied in many industries. In the oil and gas industry, it is applied in the exploration of hydrocarbon reservoirs, development of horizontal wells, estimating production, and accessing petroleum pipelines and transmissions, etc.

The imagery produced from these artificial satellites has proven to be a cost-effective solution to oil and gas industrial activities. The artificial satellite imagery has proved to be effective in lowering the exploration risk of an oil and gas E&P organization as well as decreasing the project cost many a times by locating accurate imaging of hydrocarbon presence and at what depth they are present.

These satellites can work irrespective of bad weather and high temperature conditions. The images produced from such satellites are color balanced and take correct band combinations to isolate the terrain features and geological information needed for correct analysis of the petroleum project.
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