artificial satellite

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Noun1.artificial satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moonartificial satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
astronomy satellite - a satellite equipped with a telescope to observe infrared radiation
communications satellite - an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
solar array, solar battery, solar panel - electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells
ballistic capsule, space vehicle, spacecraft - a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
space laboratory, space platform, space station - a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
sputnik - a Russian artificial satellite; "Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth"
spy satellite - a satellite with sensors to detect nuclear explosions
meteorological satellite, weather satellite - a satellite that transmits frequent picture of the earth below
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24 launched the world's first artificial satellite to observe greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide.
Sputnik 1 - the world's first artificial satellite - was launched by the USSR in 1957.
Engineers, military officials and former cosmonauts yesterday celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik, which marked the dawn of the Space Age and sparked the race to land a man on the moon.
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IT was the year of Aston Villa's last FA Cup triumph and saw the Soviet Union launch the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1.
The Selene, short for the selenological and engineering explorer or moon explorer, is an artificial satellite that aims to collect detailed scientific data on ''the formation of the moon and its transitional history up to today,'' the state-run space agency said.
This artificial satellite, about the size of a basketball, took less than two hours to orbit the Earth, but the effect was huge and longlasting.
Monday's flight occurred on the 47th anniversary of the former Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik I, the world's first artificial satellite.
The Soviets had startled the world in October 1957 with the launch of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, and again in April 1961 when cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.
The setting is in the far future on an artificial satellite world called Masaq' Orbital, home to about 50 billion members of the Culture.
The first artificial satellite was launched by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s.
The finding is based on data obtained by the artificial satellite Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) jointly launched by Japan and the Unites States, they said.
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