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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By launching the first artificial satellite into orbit, the Turkmen state provided its people with the opportunity to use various satellite communication services, as well as to offer them to foreign countries, according to the message.
html) Explorer 1 wasn't just for show, to catch up to the Soviets, who had launched the first-ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1 the year before; it was on a scientific mission.
The term 'nanosatellite' or 'nanosat' is usually applied to an artificial satellite with a mass between one and 10kg.
As the basic training progresses, the astronauts be taught about life aboard the ISS, a habitable artificial satellite in low earth orbit.
Its team tracked the flight of the Soviet Union's Sputnik 1, the first-ever artificial satellite.
Its first act, in 1957, was to use radar to detect the rocket carrying the Soviet Union's Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite.
The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the world's first artificial satellite.
The ISS is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low earth orbit.
AE[currency]KABAT (CyHAN)- Turkmenistan is creating the second national artificial satellite, the government said Feb.
The launch ceremony may be timed with 60th anniversary of the launch of the first artificial satellite.
Visitors will be able to discover how the USSR became the first nation to explore space with the 1957 launch of Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, followed four years later by the first man in orbit, Yuri Gagarin.
Test or use any weapon against an artificial satellite (where "test" means flight test or field test in a manner observable by the national or multilateral technical means available to a Signatory State); and

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