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communications satellite

Syllabification: com·mu·ni·ca·tions sat·el·lite
(also communication satellite)

Definition of communications satellite in English:

noun

A satellite placed in orbit around the earth in order to relay television, radio, and telephone signals.
Example sentences
  • It is expected to disrupt the communications satellites and high frequency radios.
  • China re-entered space yesterday evening, sending a communication satellite into orbit.
  • In July of that year it achieved this through the Apollo Program, going on to a number of unmanned space flights and to placing spy satellites, together with weather and communications satellites, into the earth's orbit.

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