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satellite
A moon or a man-made body in orbit around a planet.

For clarity, natural satellites are commonly described as "moons" to distinguish them from man-made or artificial satellites.

This entry is located in the following unit: Astronomy and related astronomical terms (page 22)
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communications satellite
Relay station in space for sending telephone, television, telex, and other messages around the world.

Messages are sent to and from the satellites via ground stations. Most communications satellites are in geostationary orbit, appearing to hang fixed over one point on the earth's surface.

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satellite power system; SPS
Concept for providing large amounts of electricity for use on the earth from one or more satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit.

A very large array of solar cells on each satellite would provide electricity, which would be converted to microwave energy and beamed to a receiving antenna on the ground. There, it would be reconverted into electricity and distributed the same as any other centrally generated power, through a grid.

(European Union launches first test satellite)
(satellite tracking pygmy elephants in order to learn more about these little pachyderms)
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cartographic satellite
An artificial satellite designed to take photographs and collect data used in preparing maps of the earth's surface.
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digital satellite system (DSS)
A system in which a satellite dish receives a digital signal, decodes the signal, and passes it to a television, radio receiver, or computer.

DSS's are expected to become more important as the TV and computer converge into a single medium for information and entertainment.

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geodetic satellite
1. An artificial earth satellite used to obtain data for geodetic triangulation calculations.
2. In space technology, an artificial satellite designed or launched especially for gathering data regarding the size, shape, and mass distribution (gravity) of the earth as well as the precise positions of points or areas on its surface.
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Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS)
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solar power satellite system (SPS)
A proposed system to supply power from space for use on the earth.

The SPS system, or solar power satellite system, would have a huge array of solar cells that would generate electrical power to be beamed to earth in the form of microwave energy sent to a central receiver.

This entry is located in the following unit: sol-, soli-, solo- + (page 4)