What's the difference between Natural and Artificial Satellites?
When something is natural it come from natural stuff like the Earth or Space. Also, when something is artificial then it was man-made. So the difference between the two satellites would have to be, artificial is man-made, and natural would be one made from something else out there. For instance, a natural satellite for example is the moon. There are 173 known natural satellites orbiting planets in the Solar system. The numbers vary among estimates, but there are between 3,200 to 3,500 functioning artificial satellites in Earth orbit. Now you know!