Are Satellites in the sky or are they in space?

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Are Satellites in the sky or are they in space?

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Satellites are things that orbit something. The moon is a satellite of earth, the earth is a satellite of the sun. Colloquially, space is everything beyond our atmosphere and the sky is everything you can see from the ground looking up.

TL,DR The metallic communications satellites are called satellites because they orbit the earth, same as the moon.

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