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[sat-l-oid] /ˈsæt lˌɔɪd/
noun, Aerospace.
a low-altitude satellite using engines with small thrust to maintain its orbit.
Origin of satelloid
1950-55; satell(ite) + -oid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The satelloid was a fragile thing compared to the Aztec—a moth compared to a hawk.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • Would he have had the courage to drive the satelloid into the warhead?

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • The altitude needle tied into the grid showed that the satelloid was dropping fast.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • This time there would be no satelloid, no Pickering to give his life.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • At its tremendous speed only the almost total absence of air molecules kept the satelloid from turning into a blazing torch.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton

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