active satellite

active satellite

[′ak·tiv ′sad·ə‚līt]
(aerospace engineering)
A satellite which transmits a signal.
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Callers can be contacted on their GSM number even while on an active satellite call - and vice versa.
The fifth active satellite in DigitalGlobes industry-leading constellation, WorldView-4 will enhance global transparency and security, power location-enabled applications and services, support the response to global humanitarian crises, and much more.
Jupiter's volcanically active satellite Io has a thin atmosphere that tends to fluctuate as the largest planet in the Solar System casts its shadow over the moon's surface during daily eclipses, a new study, funded by NASA, has revealed.
The annual CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum is an extremely important event in our calendar, a fact that is reflected by our very active Satellite Industry Committee, as well as by the number of satellite-related companies that are CASBAA members".
Even though the United States and Russia still dominate space exploration, nearly 70 individual countries and multinational organizations now have at least one active satellite in orbit.
There are currently more than 23,000 pieces of human-generated debris in Earth orbit larger than 10 centimeters in size, each of which could destroy an active satellite in a collision (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, n.
Crediting the growth in aircraft flying with its system over the regions, Row 44 doubled the number of active satellite transponders in its North American network, as well as added capacity for its international partners to support aircraft flying over Southern Europe and North Africa.
Each of these objects is capable of causing catastrophic damage should they collide with an active satellite.
With the largest existing library and most active satellite constellation, DigitalGlobe is uniquely positioned to provide these products to the industries that have the most to gain from earth imagery, information and insight.
It has an active satellite space program and is recognized as a nuclear power.
But some features on this tiny, volcanically active satellite do slump.
With such high under-utilized capacity and 24 active satellite operators in the region vying for limited market demand, competition is fairly intense.

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