Communications Satellite Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
1.) An orbiting vehicle, which relays signals between communications stations. There are two types: a. active communications satellite--A satellite that receives, regenerates, and retransmits signals between stations; b. passive communications satellite--A satellite which reflects communications signals between stations.
- also called COMSAT
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Term Classification: communications
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