Satellite
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Satellite

A manufactured object or vehicle intended to orbit the earth and to engage in the reception and transmission of communication signals.

Satellite

A chromosomal segment that branches off from the rest of the chromosome but is still connected by a thin filament or stalk.

Satellite

A satellite applicant is an organization that currently receives grant support under the Health Center Program authorized under section 330 of the PHS Act. All satellite applicants must propose to establish a new access point(s) to serve a new patient population that is outside the applicant’s approved scope of project (i.e., not listed in the applicant’s current approved scope of project).

Satellite
"satellite": a small celestial body orbiting a larger one; a man-made object designed to orbit a celestial body
Satellite

Properly, a celestial body orbiting another of larger size. Commonly used to describe communications transceivers which are in geostationary orbit around the earth.

Satellite

A radio relay station that orbits the earth. A complete satellite communications system also includes earth stations that communicate with each other via the satellite. The satellite receives a signal transmitted by an originating earth station and retransmits that signal to the destination earth station(s). Satellites are used to transmit telephone, television and data signals originated by common carriers, broadcasters and distributors of cable TV program material.

Satellite

A radio relay station that orbits the earth. A complete satellite communications sys-tem also includes earth stations which communicate with each other via the satellite. The satellite receives a signal transmitted by an originating earth station and retransmits that signal to the destination earth station(s). Satellites are used to transmit telephone, television, and data signals originated by common carriers, broadcasters, and distributors of CATV program material.

Satellite

A free-flying object that orbits the Earth, another planet, or the sun.

Satellite

A natural or artificial body that revolves around a more massive body. For example, the Moon is a satellite of Earth.

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Satellite has been defined 11 different ways in documents like USPC Consolidated Glossary, Human Genome Project Information Archive Glossary, Health Center Program Terms and Definitions, and 7 more.

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