Definition of Artificial satellite
1. Noun. Man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon.
Specialized synonyms: Astronomy Satellite, Communications Satellite, Ballistic Capsule, Space Vehicle, Spacecraft, Space Laboratory, Space Platform, Space Station, Sputnik, Spy Satellite, Meteorological Satellite, Weather Satellite
Generic synonyms: Equipment
Terms within: Solar Array, Solar Battery, Solar Panel
Derivative terms: Orbit, Satellite
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Literary usage of Artificial satellite
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Satellite Orbit» To consider the orbit of an artificial satellite it is best to Imagine that one ..."
2. Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety: Proceedings of the First International edited by T. J. Casadevall (1995)
"307-324 [in Japanese with English abstract], ———1983b, Attempt on surveillance of volcanic activity by eruption cloud image from artificial satellite: ..."
3. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle by Roger E. Bilstein (1999)
"... the launch of Sputnik, the Secretary of Defense finally acceded to persuasive pleas from ABMA to put up an artificial satellite, using its own vehicle. ..."
4. The Observatory by Royal Astronomical Society (Gran Bretaña), Royal Greenwich Observatory, NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service, Royal astronomical society GB (1883)
"He suggests that the brightness of the satellite should be compared with that of an artificial satellite the brightness of which can be regulated at will; ..."
5. A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac by Eric Schulman (1999)
"... 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite.* The first American satellite—Explorer I—was launched on January 31, 1958, ..."