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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The inaugural satellite, Telstar 1, was launched on July 10, 1962, and was the world's first active communications satellite.

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