Syncom


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Syncom

(ˈsɪnˌkɒm)
n
(Astronautics) a communications satellite in stationary orbit
[C20: from syn(chronous) com(munication)]
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Using search data based on data obtained from the Kingsport, the Boyden Observatory photographed Syncom 1 as a 17th magnitude object some two weeks later.
A este le siguieron los proyectos Telstar 1 (1962) con capacidad de 600 canales telefonicos y uno de television, el primero en recibir y emitir senales simultaneamente fue el Relay, y el Syncom que fue el primero en orbita geosincronica en plano ecuatorial utilizado en la transmision de los juegos olimpicos de Tokyo en 1964 (Ramirez, 1985).
The experimental synchronous communications satellite system known as SYNCOM marked the first use of satellite communications in a combat zone.
The funding round was lead by new investor Spark Capital and included Syncom Venture Partners together with existing investors Lockheed Martin, GE Security, Baker Capital, Lehman Brothers and the founder and CEO of Clear, Steven Brill.
Syncom 3, a communications satellite, was successfully launched from Cape Kennedy, Fla.
Another shuttle makeup operation proved itself just two days before the Spacelab launching, when ground controllers radioed up commands that successfully ignited a formerly malfunctioning rocket motor to raise the altitude of the already orbiting Syncom 3 communications satellite.
Syncom III Set for Olympic TV Comsat finalizes international arrangements for historic test of global television transmission.
Contract notice: Development of cartographic portal syncom.
Yet the work carried out on the Syncom 3 communications satellite during the just-completed mission of the shuttlecraft Discovery (though the payoff will not be known until late next month) is a major step in that direction.