Intelsat(redirected from International Telecommunications Satellite Organization)
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Intelsat:see Communications Satellite CorporationCommunications Satellite Corporation
(Comsat), organization incorporated (1962) by an act of Congress to establish a commercial system of international communications using artificial satellites. Although government sponsored, it was financed by a public stock issue.
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artificial satellite that functions as part of a global radio-communications network. Echo 1, the first communications satellite, launched in 1960, was an instrumented inflatable sphere that passively reflected radio signals back to earth.
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A satellite network, formerly under international control, used for global communication by more than 100 countries; the system uses geostationary satellites over the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans and highly directional antennas at earth stations. Derived from International Telecommunications Satellite.