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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However, again, the domestic side of this equation has been less studied, and the question arises of how domestic religious-political identities may moderate media effects of both transnational and domestic satellite television.
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Taiwan successfully launched its first domestically built satellite ROCSAT-1 from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Wednesday, marking the first step toward the development of a domestic satellite industry.
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Users can dial in directly to Wallops to retrieve data or operate their own Direct Readout Ground Stations (DRGS) to directly receive data from the satellite operating area or from multipoint relays using Domestic Satellite (DOMSAT) ground stations.
We have also done this at our domestic satellite locations as new construction or rehabilitation projects have been implemented."
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