passive satellite

passive satellite

[′pas·iv ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
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The moon, used as a passive satellite, could reflect only part of the music back to earth and it's retranslated here with occasional gaps and duff notes.
Bolten says that results from AMSR-E are just a precursor to dramatic new improvements in data and prediction accuracy researchers expect from the Soil Moisture Active and Passive satellite, slated to launch in 2013.
Pratt was involved with design and development of the first satellite communication ground terminals for experimentation with the Echo 1 passive satellite.