Satellite

Science / Weather / Satellite: Any object that orbits a celestial body, such as a moon. However, the term is often used in reference to the manufactured objects that orbit the earth, either in a geostationary or a polar manner. Some of the information that is gathered by weather satellites, such as GOES9, includes upper air temperatures and humidity, recording the temperatures of cloud tops, land, and ocean, monitoring the movement of clouds to determine upper level wind speeds, tracing the movement of water vapor, monitoring the sun and solar activity, and relaying data from weather instruments around the world.

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Satellite Adjective Synonyms: moon, spacecraft, sputnik
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Satellite Radar

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

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

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