Artificial satellite

artificial satellite

noun
man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon [syn: satellite
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artificial satellite

man-made object launched into a temporary or permanent orbit around the Earth. Spacecraft of this type may be either manned or unmanned, the latter being the most common.

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