active communications satellite


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active communications satellite

[′ak·tiv kə‚myü·nə′kā·shənz ′sad·ə‚līt]
(aerospace engineering)
Satellite which receives, regenerates, and retransmits signals between stations.
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Telstar I, launched two years later, became the world's first active communications satellite.
The inaugural satellite, Telstar 1, was launched on July 10, 1962, and was the world's first active communications satellite.

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