Communications Satellite Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

communications satellite

Term Source: JP 6-0 (Joint Communications System) ?

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.

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Term Classification: communications

Source:

Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 6-0: Joint Communications System, updated June 2010 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015


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