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artificial satellite

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′sad·ə‚līt]
(aerospace engineering)
Any human-made object placed in a near-periodic orbit in which it moves mainly under the gravitational influence of one celestial body, such as the earth, sun, another planet, or a planet's moon.
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4, 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit.
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Sputnik was the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite, launched in 1957.
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