[ noun ] (astronomy) man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
Used in print("Editorials"...)
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 .
[ verb ] (television) broadcast or disseminate via satellite
[ adjective ] surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power
"a city and its satellite communities"