domestic satellite


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domestic satellite

[də′mes·tik ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
A satellite in stationary orbit 22,300 miles (35,680 kilometers) above the equator for handling up to 12 separate color television programs, up to 14,000 private-line telephone calls, or an equivalent number of channels for other communication services within the United States. Abbreviated DOMSAT.
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