Geostationary Satellite

Science / Weather / Geostationary Satellite: An orbiting weather satellite that maintains the same position over the equator during the earth's rotation. Also known as GOES, an acronym for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. Related terms: polar-orbiting satellite and Dave's Dictionary

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Satellite Adjective Synonyms: moon, spacecraft, sputnik
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Geostationary

Technology / Television (TV) / Geostationary: Satellites orbit the Earth 22,300 miles above the Equator and rotate at the same relative speed and direction as the Earth's surface. Therefore, the satellites appear stationary. There are well over 3 MORE

Satellite Master Antenna (SMATV)

Technology / Television (TV) / Satellite Master Antenna (SMATV): Serves housing complexes and hotels: signals received via satellite and distributed by coaxial cable. MORE

Satellite Images

Science / Weather / Satellite Images: Images taken by a weather satellite that reveal information, such as the flow of water vapor, the movement of frontal system, and the development of a tropical system. Looping individual images aids m MORE

Satellite Radar

Technology / Radar / Satellite Radar: Satellite radar systems can be used for a variety of surveillance applications. MORE

Satellite Home Viewer Act (SHVA)

Technology / Television (TV) / Satellite Home Viewer Act (SHVA): The Satellite Home Viewer Act (SHVA) was originally passed in 1988, and later amended in 1994 and 1990. Its purpose is to protect the copyright area of local network affiliates. It allows directv and MORE

Satellite Radio

Technology / Home Audio / Satellite Radio: Digital radio transmission system that utilizes satellites in space to broadcast directly to ground based and mobile receivers. Two existing networks, Sirius and XM offer hundreds of channels of diver MORE

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