Definition of communications satellite in English:

communications satellite

Line breaks: com|mu¦ni|ca¦tions sat¦el|lite
(also communication satellite)


  • A satellite placed in orbit round the earth in order to relay television, radio, and telephone signals.
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    • 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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