subsatellite

[ suhb-sat-l-ahyt ]
/ ˈsʌbˌsæt lˌaɪt /

noun

a satellite designed to be released into orbit from another spacecraft.

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Origin of subsatellite

First recorded in 1890–95; sub- + satellite
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