Definition of Comsat in English:

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Comsat

Pronunciation: /ˈkämsat/

noun

trademark
1The Communications Satellite Corporation, a private corporation authorized by Congress to develop commercial communications satellite systems.
Example sentences
  • In 1962 Congress passed the Communications Satellite Act, which led to the formation in 1963 of the Communications Satellite Corporation (Comsat).
  • In 1965, Comsat launched the first commercial communications satellite.
  • Comsat dispatched several key people, along with U.S. State Department officials, to a dozen nations interested in the communications satellite market.
1.1 (comsat) informal A communications satellite.
Example sentences
  • And one of them that everyone who had access to SCI material or Comsat material would have to take a polygraph.
  • Detachment 3 provides enhanced intelligence support to Air Force operational commanders and other consumers of COMSAT information collected by Navy- commanded field stations.
  • Since then, the number of Comsats has settled into the 20-23 range.

Origin

1960s: blend.

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