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communications satellite

n
(Telecommunications) an artificial satellite used to relay radio, television, and telephone signals around the earth, usually in geostationary orbit

communica′tions sat`ellite


n.
a satellite designed to facilitate radio, telephone, and television communication by retransmitting the signals it receives while orbiting the earth.
[1960–65]

com·mu·ni·ca·tions satellite

(kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kā′shənz)
An artificial space satellite used to transmit signals, such as television and telephone signals, from one ground station to another.

communications satellite

An orbiting vehicle, which relays signals between communications stations. There are two types: a. active communications satellite--A satellite that receives, regenerates, and retransmits signals between stations; b. passive communications satellite--A satellite which reflects communications signals between stations. Also called COMSAT.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.communications satellite - an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earthcommunications satellite - an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit
communication equipment, communication system - facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
satellite receiver - a receiver on a communications satellite
satellite transmitter - a transmitter on a communications satellite
Translations
قَمَر اًصْطِناعي للأتِّصالات
sdělovací/spojovací družice
kommunikationssatellit
telekomunikačná družica
haberleşme uydusu

communications satellite

nsatellite m per telecomunicazioni

communicate

(kəˈmjuːnikeit) verb
1. to tell (information etc). She communicated the facts to him.
2. to get in touch (with). It's difficult to communicate with her now that she has left the country.
comˌmuniˈcation noun
1. (an act, or means, of) conveying information. Communication is difficult in some remote parts of the country.
2. a piece of information given, a letter etc. I received your communication in this morning's post.
comˌmuniˈcations noun plural
means of sending messages or of transporting (eg troops and supplies).
comˈmunicative (-tiv) adjective
(negative uncommunicative) talkative; sociable. She's not very communicative this morning.
communication cord
a chain etc in a railway carriage, to be pulled in an emergency.
communiˈcations ˌsatellite noun
References in periodicals archive ?
LEO satellite networks, such as Iridium [22] and Teledesic [23], are networks consists of satellites in low earth orbits.
Plans for the ambitious Teledesic satellite constellation collapsed in the early 2000s.
Los leo pequenos (centenares de Kbps) estan destinados a aplicaciones de bajo ancho de banda, los leo grandes (miles de Kbps) albergan las aplicaciones de los anteriores y otras como telefonia movil y transmision de datos, y finalmente los leo de banda ancha (megaLEo) que operan en la banda de Mbps, entre los que se encuentra Teledesic. Este tipo de satelites se denomina de seguimiento, ya que necesitan antenas seguidoras de grandes dimensiones para la recogida de informaciones.
Teledesic Broadband Center Field Study, CBE Summary Report, April.
"Teledesic Broadband Center Field Study." University of California, Berkley: Center for the Built Environment.
Owens, USN (Ret.), who served as the third Vice Chairman, is a senior executive with Teledesic Corporation.
Casualties were high, including such players as ICO, Teledesic, Ellipso, Odyssey, LeoOne, Starsys, Astrolink and ORBCOMM--and while some are still hanging on, it is questionable whether they will survive over the long term.
New ICO was recently merged with Teledesic, the spawn of Craig McCaw, Bill Gates, and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia.
Low-orbiting satellites, provided by companies like Teledesic, will offer wireless Internet access anytime and anywhere at speeds up to 1,000 times faster than present-day modems.
These satellites will be whizzing a mere 110-540 miles (200 to 1,000 kin) above the Earth with payloads ranging in size from small 220-pound (100 kg) systems to huge 5,500-pound (2,500 kg) Teledesic satellites.
That is especially true of the exploding business of wireless technology, and the rapid convergence of the personal computer, the Internet, and wireless devices, said Hooper, a former top executive at Teledesic, AT&T Wireless Services, and McCaw Cellular Communications.