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Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

1 A natural object that orbits a planet.

2 An artificial object that is placed in orbit around the Earth or another planet in order to collect information...

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satellite

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 58 words.

A small body that orbits a larger one, particularly the natural satellites of the planets. A natural satellite is also

satellite

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 176 words.

Any small body that orbits a larger one.

Natural satellites that orbit planets are called moons. The first artificial satellite...

satellite

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 59 words.

A small body that orbits a larger one, particularly the natural satellites of the planets. A natural satellite is also known informally as a ...

satellite

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 134 words.

1. (natural satellite) A relatively small natural body that orbits a planet. For example, the earth’s only natural satellite is the moon....

satellite

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A small body that orbits a larger one, particularly the natural satellites of the planets. A natural satellite is also known informally as a moon. All the planets have at least one natural...

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satellite

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 129 words.

1. (natural satellite) A relatively small natural body that orbits a planet. For example, the earth's only natural

satellite

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 129 words.

1. (natural satellite) A relatively small natural body that orbits a planet. For example, the earth’s only natural

satellite

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 227 words.

Any small body that orbits a larger one.

Natural satellites that orbit planets are called moons. The first artificial

satellite

Arturo Russo.

in The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 1473 words.

The first artificial satellite appeared in the serial novel The Brick Moon, published by Edward E. Hale in 1869

satellite

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 188 words.

n.

1 also artificial satellite an artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or another planet in order to

satellite

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 55 words.

Body orbiting a planet or star. In the Solar System, planets with satellites are Earth (1), Mars (2), Jupiter (63),

satellite

Edited by John P. Grant and J. Craig Barker.

in Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Law. 241 words.

Art. 1(iii) of the Convention relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite of 21 May 1974 (

satellite

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 160 words.

[M16th]

In 1611 the German astronomer Johannes Kepler, writing in Latin, gave the name satellites to the moons of

Satellites

George F. Flaherty.

in Hotel Mexico

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7967 words.

The notion of satellites deployed in Chapter 5 elucidates the sociopolitical status of the middle class and youth within the Mexican nation-state at mid-century. Both were peripheral to the...

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Ariel satellites

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 79 words.

A series of UK scientific satellites launched by NASA between 1962 and 1979. Ariel 1, the first UK satellite,

satellite broadcasting

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

P ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 43 words.

The transmission of television and radio from communications satellites in geo-stationary orbit to Earth-based receivers. Satellite television (SATV)

communications satellite

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 41 words.

1 one of two types of orbiting vehicle that relays signals between communications stations: active communications satellite a satellite that

satellite television

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 73 words.

Television services transmitted to viewers via communications satellites in orbit around the Earth. These satellites orbit the Equator and keep

cryptic satellite

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 47 words.

a satellite DNA sequence that cannot be separated from the main-band DNA by density gradient ultracentrifugation. Cryptic satellite DNA can

cryptic satellite

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 47 words.

a satellite DNA sequence that cannot be separated from the main-band DNA by density gradient ultracentrifugation. Cryptic satellite DNA can