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Molniya

[mohl-nee-uh; Russian mawl-nyi-yuh] /ˈmoʊl ni ə; Russian ˈmɔl nyɪ yə/
noun
1.
one of a series of Soviet communications satellites.
Origin
< Russian Mólniya literally, lightning
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  • Molniya satellites are typically used for telephony and tv services over russia.

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