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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Two years later, a Russian satellite crashed into a communications satellite owned by the company Iridium.Space Station’s Near Miss Underlines the Dangers of Debris in Space | Eli Lake | March 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for communications satellite
an artificial satellite used to relay radio, television, and telephone signals around the earth, usually in geostationary orbit
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