geodetic satellite


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geodetic satellite

[¦jē·ə¦ded·ik ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
An artificial earth satellite used to obtain data for geodetic triangulation calculations.
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In particular, laser ranging to geodetic satellites in orbit around Earth offers the possibility of studying with high precision the motion of objects which can be considered very good approximations to a test mass.
In March 2002, a converted Russian intercontinental missile launched twin geodetic satellites into closely spaced polar orbits around Earth.