Being lucky enough to have SKY satellite TV is a real bonus in life, I just feel so lucky to have access to thousands of channels with the same old rubbish on them! But my problem is not with the poor quality TV they offer, but rather a poor amount of colours your dish can come in! Black/grey mesh and that is your lot! But I don’t want an ugly dish attached to the side of my house and it seems that I am not alone. So many people hate the boring designs that giving them a touch of paint and colour has become a real art form, so why don’t we try to discover just what is…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Satellites
10 – The cow channel never looked so good!
FACT: Satellites have to travel at 18,000+ mph to counteract the pull of the Earth, That means that each and every satellite circumference of the Earth 14 times!
9 – Urban Fields of Sun Flowers
FACT: Due to the weightlessness in space a satellite gets 3.1 times better fuel economy than a Prius! Even if you reverse this and put the Prius in space it would not match the satellites fuel economy due to its shape and weight.
8 – Digital art cat stickers for satellite dishes
FACT: If all of the data that satellites collected in a single year was put onto a blu-ray disc it would be a stack of discs over 500ft tall!
7 – Cloaking device activated
FACT: There really isn’t room to swing a cat up there, as there are over 2,500 satellites in orbit around the Earth and any one time and that number are growing!
6 – It doesn’t take much to make people smile.
FACT: There are 3 satellites around the world at any given moment that can take instant pictures of a world event down to just 100ft above the ground! Scary indeed.
5 – “That is ‘MR’ dish to you!”
FACT: Despite what most people think defence and intelligence satellites make up just 16% of all satellites in orbit, all the rest is environmental, economic, entertainment and humanitarian sectored satellites.
4 – The scenery channel.
FACT: Most of us should know this one, but it was Russia who placed the first man-made object in orbit around the Earth and it was called Sputnik!
3 – If you can’t paint on them, paint around them!
FACT: Satcom 1 was the first satellite TV system launched way back in 1975, but it wasn’t until 1977 that the first satellite TV broadcast was ever seen!
2 – The Montana Masterpiece.
FACT: The range that satellites can live it is quite vast! In fact, the nearest to Earth satellite is just 150 miles and the furthest is 22,500 miles away!
1 – It doesn’t take much to make the world a better place.
FACT: NASA estimates on average one piece from an old rocket, spaceship or satellite returns to Earth each day! But only 8% of them hit land. Still scary if it was just 1% if you ask me.