Learn the science behind satellites and make your own parabolic reflector.
Unique curved surfaces, such as parabolas, have a point called the FOCUS, where all of the energy entering the shape is ‘reflected’ from the parabolic curve and intersects at the focus. In your satellite dish model, the light sensor is your focus that receives energy from the bright LED and measures it in the number module.Visit our lessons page to learn more about how a satellite dish works.
There are two versions of this satellite. The build instructions below correspond with the satellite project in the booklet, which has a simpler build and is scientifically accurate.
See pages 19-20 in the Space Kit booklet for more info.