Definition of satelite
1. satellite [ n ] man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moonUsed in print:
Thus , when the Russians sent up their first sputnik , American chagrin was human enough , and American determination to put American satellites into orbit was perfectly understandable .
(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
Direct information has been obtained from rockets and satellites equipped with impact sensors .
The direct_evidence on the micrometeorite environment near the Earth is obtained from piezoelectric sensors ( essentially microphones ) and from wire gages ; these instruments are installed on rockets , satellites , and space_probes .
These extrapolated fluxes are about an order_of_magnitude less_than the values from the satellite data and the figures in Whipple 's table .Synonyms satellite orbiter artificial_satellite Related Terms equipment sputnik communications_satellite astronomy_satellite spacecraft space_station spy_satellite weather_satellite solar_array orbit
2. satellite [ v ] broadcast or disseminate via satelliteSynonyms satellite Related Terms air
3. satellite [ n ] a person who follows or serves anotherSynonyms planet satellite Related Terms follower
4. satellite [ a ] surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power
Examples: "a city and its satellite communities"
5. satellite [ n ] any celestial body orbiting around a planet or starSynonyms satellite Related Terms celestial_body moon moon Titan deimos phobos Galilean_satellite
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