Definitions for satellite
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word satellite.
satellite, artificial satellite, orbiternoun
man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
a person who follows or serves another
any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power
"a city and its satellite communities"
broadcast or disseminate via satellite
An attendant on an important person; a member of someone's retinue, often in a somewhat derogatory sense; a henchman.
A moon or other smaller body orbiting a larger one.
A country, state, office, building etc. which is under the jurisdiction, influence, or domination of another body.
A man-made apparatus designed to be placed in orbit around a celestial body, generally to relay information, data etc. to Earth.
Many telecommunication satellites orbit at 36000km above the equator.
Satellite TV; reception of television broadcasts via services that utilize man-made satellite technology.
Do you have satellite at your house?
Etymology: From satellite, from satelles.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A small planet revolving round a larger.
Etymology: satelles, Lat. satellite, Fr.
Four moons move about Jupiter, and five about Saturn, called their satellites. John Locke.
The smallest planets are situated nearest the sun and each other; whereas Jupiter and Saturn, that are vastly greater, and have many satellites about them, are wisely removed to the extreme regions of the system. Richard Bentley.
Ask of yonder argent fields above,
Why Jove’s satellites are less than Jove? Alexander Pope.
an attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent
a secondary planet which revolves about another planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See Solar system, under Solar
situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries
Etymology: [F., fr. L. satelles, -itis, an attendant.]
In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an object which has been placed into orbit by human endeavor. Such objects are sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as the Moon. The world's first artificial satellite, the Sputnik 1, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. Since then, thousands of satellites have been launched into orbit around the Earth. Some satellites, notably space stations, have been launched in parts and assembled in orbit. Artificial satellites originate from more than 50 countries and have used the satellite launching capabilities of ten nations. A few hundred satellites are currently operational, whereas thousands of unused satellites and satellite fragments orbit the Earth as space debris. A few space probes have been placed into orbit around other bodies and become artificial satellites to the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Sun. Satellites are used for a large number of purposes. Common types include military and civilian Earth observation satellites, communications satellites, navigation satellites, weather satellites, and research satellites. Space stations and human spacecraft in orbit are also satellites. Satellite orbits vary greatly, depending on the purpose of the satellite, and are classified in a number of ways. Well-known classes include low Earth orbit, polar orbit, and geostationary orbit.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sat′el-līt, n. an obsequious follower: one of the small members of the solar system, attendant on the larger planets, by which their motions are controlled.—ns. Sat′ellite-sphinx, a large hawk-moth; Sat′ellite-vein, a vein accompanying an artery; Satelli′tium, an escort. [Fr.,—L. satelles, satellitis, an attendant.]
A type of device, technology and equipment created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes, styles, technology, software, connections and network.
The satellite broadband worked efficiently.
Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'satellite' in Nouns Frequency: #1739
The numerical value of satellite in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of satellite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Botswana's civil registration statistics are over two decades out of date. At the same time the country is being photographed by satellite every 24 hours, these photographs could be used to understand where people are living in poverty, how crops are growing, where governments or donors need to make early interventions to avoid hunger and malnutrition.
To verify that our urban sites were indeed urban, and our rural sites were rural, we used satellite images to measure the proportion of buildings, roads, and vegetation in the kilometer surrounding each site.
These large and rapidly-growing black holes are exceedingly rare, and we have been searching for them with SkyMapper for several months now. The European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite, which measures tiny motions of celestial objects, helped us find this supermassive black hole, as supermassive black holes shine, they can be used as beacons to see and study the formation of elements in the early galaxies of the universe.
When GPS/GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) fail, transportation is impacted immediately. It slows down, becomes more dangerous, and every mode can carry less capacity, as short-term backup clocks start to desynchronize with each other ... cell phone towers start to fail, IT networks slow down or fail, financial systems are impacted, management of the electrical grid becomes problematic. That is the really scary part.
It's a matter of cost, we do have some aspect of streaming data in the form of ADS-B, which is Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast information, which uses satellite.
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- süni peykAzerbaijani
- satèl·litCatalan, Valencian
- satelit, družiceCzech
- satellit, drabantDanish
- Satelliten, Begleiter, Orbiter, Trabant, umkreisender Raumflugkörper, Satellit, GefolgsmannGerman
- δορυφόρος, δορυφορικήGreek
- vasallivaltio, satelliittitelkkari, ala-, nukkehallitus, kätyri, satelliitti, sivurakennus, sivu, haarakonttori, tekokuu, sivutoimisto, apuri, kiertolainenFinnish
- mac-plannad, fo-phlannadManx
- gervihnöttur, gervitunglIcelandic
- 衛星放送, 従者, サテライト, 衛星, 人工衛星Japanese
- ხელოვნური თანამგზავრიGeorgian
- 衛星, 위성Korean
- waka āmiorangiMāori
- kunstmaan, satellietDutch
- sztuczny satelitaPolish
- спутник, сателлитRussian
- umelá družicaSlovak
- yapay uydu, uyduTurkish
- 衛星, vệ tinh nhân tạo, vệ tinhVietnamese
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