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Intelsat

[in-tel-sat, in-tel-] /ɪnˈtɛlˌsæt, ˈɪn tɛl-/
noun
1.
a global communications satellite network under international control.
2.
a communications satellite launched by this organization.
Also, INTELSAT.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; In(ternational) Tel(ecommunications) Sat(ellite Organization)
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British Dictionary definitions for intelsats

Intelsat

/ˈɪntɛlˌsæt/
noun
1.
any of the series of communications satellites operated by the International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium
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Related Abbreviations for intelsats

INTELSAT

International Telecommunications Satellite
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Encyclopedia Article for intelsats

Intelsat

organization founded in 1964 by the telecommunication agencies of 18 nations, including the United States, which proposed the organization. Intelsat owns communications satellites and the ground stations from which they are controlled, but the transmitting and receiving apparatus in each country is owned by the Intelsat member from that country. Within several years the membership of Intelsat had grown to include agencies from most of the nations of the world

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