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communications satellite

an artificial earth satellite that facilitates communications, as radio, television, and telephone transmissions, by means of the reflection or the amplification and retransmission of signals between stations on earth or in space.
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First recorded in 1960-65 Unabridged
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communications satellite

an artificial satellite used to relay radio, television, and telephone signals around the earth, usually in geostationary orbit
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