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subsatellite

[suhb-sat-l-ahyt] /ˈsʌbˌsæt lˌaɪt/
noun
1.
a satellite designed to be released into orbit from another spacecraft.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; sub- + satellite
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  • Nadir angle is the positive angle at the satellite to the subsatellite and principal points.

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