- a low-altitude satellite using engines with small thrust to maintain its orbit.
Origin of satelloid
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Would he have had the courage to drive the satelloid into the warhead?
This time there would be no satelloid, no Pickering to give his life.
The satelloid was a fragile thing compared to the Aztec—a moth compared to a hawk.
At its tremendous speed only the almost total absence of air molecules kept the satelloid from turning into a blazing torch.
The altitude needle tied into the grid showed that the satelloid was dropping fast.