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- A body which revolves around another body of preponderant mass and which has a motion primarily and permanently determined by the force of attraction of that other body. [NTIA] [RR] Note: A parent body and its satellite revolve about their common center of gravity.
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- A radio relay station that orbits the earth. A complete satellite communications system also includes earth stations that communicate with each other via the satellite. The satellite receives a signal transmitted by an originating earth station and retransmits that signal to the destination earth station(s). Satellites are used to transmit telephone, television and data signals originated by common carriers, broadcasters and distributors of cable TV program material.
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- active satellite, amateur-satellite service, communications satellite, Earth exploration-satellite service, fixed-satellite service, INTELSAT, inter-satellite service, meteorological-satellite service, multi-satellite link, passive satellite, Passive Sensor, radionavigation-satellite service, satellite communications, satellite link, satellite network, satellite operation, satellite PBX, satellite system