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Satellite \Sat"el*lite\, n. [F., fr. L. satelles, -itis, an attendant.]
An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent. ``The satellites of power.''
(Astron.) A secondary planet which revolves about another planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See Solar system, under Solar.
Satellite moth (Zo["o]l.), a handsome European noctuid moth ( Scopelosoma satellitia).
Satellite \Sat"el*lite\, a. (Anat.) Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1540s, "follower or attendant of a superior person," from Middle French satellite (14c.), from Latin satellitem (nominative satelles) "attendant, companion, courtier, accomplice, assistant," perhaps from Etruscan satnal (Klein), or a compound of roots *satro- "full, enough" + *leit- "to go" (Tucker); compare English follow, which is constructed of similar roots.\n
\nMeaning "planet that revolves about a larger one" first attested 1660s, in reference to the moons of Jupiter, from Latin satellites, which was used in this sense 1610s by German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630). Galileo, who had discovered them, called them Sidera Medicæa in honor of the Medici family. Meaning "man-made machinery orbiting the Earth" first recorded 1936 as theory, 1957 as fact. Meaning "country dependent and subservient to another" is recorded from 1800.
n. 1 A moon or other smaller body orbiting a larger one. (from 17th c.) 2 A man-made apparatus designed to be placed in orbit around a celestial body, generally to relay information, data etc. to Earth. (from 20th c.) 3 A country, state, office, building etc. which is under the jurisdiction, influence, or domination of another body. (from 19th c.) 4 (context now rare English) An attendant on an important person; a member of someone's retinue, often in a somewhat derogatory sense; a henchman. (from 16th c.) 5 (context colloquial uncountable English) Satellite TV; reception of television broadcasts via services that utilize man-made satellite technology. (from 20th c.)
adj. surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power; "a city and its satellite communities"
a person who follows or serves another [syn: planet]
any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
v. broadcast or disseminate via satellite
In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an artificial object which has been intentionally placed into orbit. Such objects are sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as Earth's Moon.
The world's first artificial satellite, the Sputnik 1, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. Since then, thousands of satellites have been launched into orbit around the Earth. Some satellites, notably space stations, have been launched in parts and assembled in orbit. Artificial satellites originate from more than 40 countries and have used the satellite launching capabilities of ten nations. About a thousand satellites are currently operational, whereas thousands of unused satellites and satellite fragments orbit the Earth as space debris. A few space probes have been placed into orbit around other bodies and become artificial satellites to the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Vesta, Eros, Ceres, and the Sun.
Satellites are used for a large number of purposes. Common types include military and civilian Earth observation satellites, communications satellites, navigation satellites, weather satellites, and research satellites. Space stations and human spacecraft in orbit are also satellites. Satellite orbits vary greatly, depending on the purpose of the satellite, and are classified in a number of ways. Well-known (overlapping) classes include low Earth orbit, polar orbit, and geostationary orbit.
About 6,600 satellites have been launched. The latest estimates are that 3,600 remain in orbit. Of those, about 1,000 are operational; the rest have lived out their useful lives and are part of the space debris. Approximately 500 operational satellites are in low-Earth orbit, 50 are in medium-Earth orbit (at 20,000 km), the rest are in geostationary orbit (at 36,000 km).
Satellites are propelled by rockets to their orbits. Usually the launch vehicle itself is a rocket lifting off from a launch pad on land. In a minority of cases satellites are launched at sea (from a submarine or a mobile maritime platform) or aboard a plane (see air launch to orbit).
Satellites are usually semi-independent computer-controlled systems. Satellite subsystems attend many tasks, such as power generation, thermal control, telemetry, attitude control and orbit control.
Satellite is the fourth studio album and the second major label release by the band P.O.D.. The album was released on September 11, 2001, debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 133,000 copies sold. It spent 5 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of that chart.
It went on to sell over 3 million copies in the U.S., and over 7 million worldwide, making it the band's album. Satellite was placed at No. 137 on the Billboard's top 200 albums of the decade . It was the 117th best-selling album of 2001 and the 26th best-selling album of 2002 in the United States.
"Satellite" is a song by American rock group Dave Matthews Band. It was released in 1995 as the fifth and final single from their LP Under the Table and Dreaming. It reached #18 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song originally debuted on their album Remember Two Things. The guitar part for this song evolved from a finger exercise that Dave Matthews used to do.
Satellite or satellites may refer to:
- Artificial satellite
- Atmospheric satellite, an unmanned aerial vehicle that operates in the atmosphere at high altitudes for extended periods of time.
- Natural satellite, an orbiting object not man-made and not in direct orbit around the Sun or another star; a moon
- by analogy:
- Satellite state, a dependent country
- Commuter town, a town within commuter range of a larger city
- Satellite campus, which is physically detached from the main campus
- Satellite (software), an open source system management system developed by Red Hat
- Satellite television, television service provided over Earth-orbiting satellites
- Satellite radio, radio service provided over Earth-orbiting satellites
- Satellite Internet access, Internet service provided over Earth-orbiting satellites
- Satellite tornado, a smaller tornado that orbits around a larger "parent" tornado
- Satellite Island (Tasmania), Australia
- Satellite Island (Washington), USA
- Satellite (biology), a sub-viral agent
- Satellite DNA; also see minisatellite and microsatellite (genetics)
- Plymouth Satellite, any of several car models built by Plymouth in the 1960s and early 1970s
- Satellite (moth), a species of moth
- Toshiba Satellite, a product line of notebook computers
- Satellite (financial), see Core & Satellite
- Satellite, the name for the old Domino City in the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
- Beta satellite, a sequence of the human genome consisting of 68-69 base pair monomeric units repeated contiguously in long arrays up to 1 Megabase in length
- NES Satellite, a Nintendo Entertainment System accessory
- The Satellite, a small rock peak in Antarctica
- Satellite tournament, a minor tournament or event on a competitive sporting tour
A satellite is a subviral agent composed of nucleic acid that depends on the co-infection of a host cell with a helper or master virus for its replication. When a satellite encodes the coat protein in which its nucleic acid is encapsidated it is referred to as a satellite virus. A satellite virus of mamavirus that inhibits the replication of its host has been termed a virophage. However, the usage of this term remains controversial due to the lack of fundamental differences between virophages and classical satellite viruses.
The genomes of satellites range upward from 359 nucleotides in length for Satellite Tobacco Ringspot Virus RNA (STobRV).
Satellite viral particles should not be confused with satellite DNA.
The Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed throughout the Palearctic.
This is a fairly variable species with greyish or reddish brown forewings, often marked with darker bands. The common name derives from the prominent stigma, ranging in colour from white or yellow to red, which has two smaller spots close to it, apparently “in orbit”. The hindwings are brown with a paler fringe. The wingspan is 40–48 mm. This species flies at night from September to April and is active on mild nights throughout the winter. It will come to light but is more strongly attracted to sugar and various flowers.
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Satellite is the second single from Guster's 2006 album Ganging Up on the Sun. The song received support from US alternative rock radio, including WFNX (Boston), but failed to chart on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. There was also a Satellite EP released April 10, 2007. The song is also featured in the 2007 film Martian Child. The stop motion video for the song, directed by Adam Bizanski, was released in February 2, 2007.
Satellite is a song by American rock band P.O.D.. It was released in August 2002 as the fourth and final single from the album Satellite.
The music video contains live footage of their performance at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater in 2002 and filmed segments showing them performing in the woods.
This song was featured in the Osmosis Jones sampler soundtrack.
"Satellite" is a single by UK band The Beloved. It was the largest UK hit from their album X.
Satellite is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California, and Nashville, Tennessee, formed by Steven McMorran, Josh Dunahoo, and Mitch Allan in June 2010.
The musical group Satellite may refer to:
- Satellite (Polish band), a Polish progressive rock band
- Satellite (US band), an alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California
Satellite is the Japanese reissue of The Player Piano's self-titled album. It was released by Friend of Mine Records on December 4, 2007, and distributed in the United States by Sunset Alliance Records.
Satellite is the second album by Welsh progressive rock band Panic Room. This album saw the band retreat somewhat from the very 'progressive' approach to their debut album Visionary Position and the result is a more cohesive, song-orientated album.
The album was recorded at Sonic One Studios in Wales by Tim Hamill and the artwork was designed and created by Teslin Davies.
Pre-orders of the album were released in 2009. A special edition, complete with a bonus disc containing four extra songs is available exclusively from the band's own website and at live concerts. The single disc retail version was released on 25 January 2010. This was the final album to feature the original lineup, as Alun Vaughan left the band during the summer of 2010.
"Satellite" is a song written by American Julie Frost, and Dane John Gordon. It is best known as Germany's winning entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, performed by German singer Lena Meyer-Landrut.
Meyer-Landrut's version of the song was chosen via televoting during the national Eurovision pre-selection show Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo) on 12 March 2010. It was made available for digital download the following day, becoming Germany's fastest selling digital release ever. It debuted at number one in the German singles chart and has since been certified double platinum. On 29 May 2010, it won the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, scoring 246 points. Following its Eurovision victory, "Satellite" went on to be a commercial success across Europe, topping the single charts in six countries and receiving a number of Gold and Platinum certifications.
A version by Jennifer Braun, the runner-up of Unser Star für Oslo, was also released as a single, and charted in Germany.
Satellite is a Polish progressive rock band, founded in 2000 by Collage drummer Wojtek Szadkowski as a quartet with Sarhan Kubeisi on guitar, Robert Amirian as vocalist and playing the bass and Krzysiek Palczewski on keyboards.
Their debut album, A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset, was released on March 10, 2003 by Metal Mind Productions. Its follow-up, Evening Games, released in February 2005, reached no. 8 at the top 100 best selling records in Poland.
At the beginning of June 2005, regular rehearsals started to make Satellite a real band not just Wojtek’s solo studio project. As a result Satellite recorded on 22 September 2005 the live DVD Evening Dreams (2006).
In March 2007 the band had played at the Baja Prog Festival in Mexico and in November of the same year they released third studio album entitled Into The Night. Since then they have added bassist Jarek Michalski to the band.
In 2009 Satellite returned with a brand new album, Nostalgia. Nostalgia was released by Metal Mind Productions on 23 February 2009 in Europe and 10 March 2009 in USA. Most of the album was recorded in Wojtek Szadkowski’s home studio. He is also responsible for the music and lyrics for Nostalgia. The music on this album is a combination of the sound of the 1970s with the modern 21st century sound.
In computing, Red Hat Satellite, an open-source systems-management application, allows system administrators to deploy, manage and monitor Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris hosts. One can think of Satellite as a local version of Red Hat Network.
An organisation's Satellite server registers with Red Hat Network and downloads relevant software into Satellite's software channels. The organisation's hosts then register against the local Satellite server, instead of directly against Red Hat Network.
This allows the organisation to control which versions of software it makes available for its hosts, as well as making additional software within the local network.
Recent versions of Red Hat Satellite emphasise virtualization and add features, particularly XML-RPC API features for deploying and managing virtual hosts.
"Satellite" is a song by American rock band Rise Against, featured on their sixth studio album Endgame (2011). Written by lead vocalist Tim McIlrath, "Satellite" expresses the idea that the band stood by their social and political beliefs, and that they would not conform to mainstream media. The song first premiered on March 4, 2011 in a webisode series detailing the recording process of Endgame, but was not released as the album's third single until November 1, 2011. The song impacted radio on the same day.
The song was positively received by critics, with praise directed towards passionate lyrics.
Usage examples of "satellite".
US National Aeronautics and Space Administration to make visual observations of large artificial satellites passing overhead.
At the aft end of the conn was a display console housing repeater panels for the sonar set and the firecontrol computer as well as the red handset of a NESTOR satellite secure-voice radio system.
Vaughn loaded the UHF satellite message buoy, roughly the size of a baseball bat, into the aft signal ejector, a small mechanism much like a torpedo tube set into the upper level of the aft compartment.
But after the coronation all the Republics, which were grouped like satellites round the grand Republic, were converted into kingdoms subject to the Empire, if not avowedly, at least in fact.
The biologist, the geologist and the physician prepared a reconnaissance robot, the mechanics adjusted the landing locators and searchlights and got ready a rocket satellite that would transmit a message to Earth.
My stupid companion went to his own bed, the prefect lighted the lamp and retired to his rest, and after this scene, which had broken the repose of every pupil, I quietly slept until the appearance of the rector, who, at the dawn of day, came in great fury, escorted by his satellite, the prefect.
In the bowels of the caravanserai, young ladies who a year before had been hand-weaving cloth for clothing and hand sewing same were using computers to analyze voice intercepts, running satellite communications gear and managing one of the most advanced battlefield networks to be found in the world.
Instead, he carried a satellite pager, so Cox could get messages to him all over the world, but it was receive only.
The carriers had been at sea since the war began, cruising back and forth to avoid the orbiting Soviet ocean-reconnaissance satellites.
The institute was a thoroughly modern and up-to-date facility, in keeping with the modern and up-to-date subjects taught within its walls: electricity and electronics, mechanics, plumbing, recycling and reclamation, construction, carpentry, accounting and bookkeeping, secretarial skills, data recording, computer programming and repair, cybernation maintenance, aeronautics, solar-cell construction, electrical generating, motion-picture projection, camera operation, audio recording, hydrogen-fusion operation, power broadcasting, electrical space propulsion, satellite construction and repair, telemetry, and many more.
Flattened into concentric cylindroids, it would dwarf the satellite of Luna.
After all, it was possible that Danner even now might be working miracles, might be establishing new relays, or moving satellites, or sending Mirrors north to track her SLJC.
The idea was to build a satellite capable of detailing the exact locations and technical parameters of every Soviet air defense radar system.
American satellites until Dou completed his work in the engineering spaces.
Using information gathered by satellites, balloon-borne instruments and, most of all, by a device of recent concoction called an echolocation quantifier, we believe we have traced the radio signals to their source.