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What is a Satellite ?
Question Date: 2008-03-14
Answer 1:

'Satellite' in general is an object that orbits a larger object. So... the moon is a satellite, and so are the communcations satellites we put up in space to transmit information.

The moon is what we call a "natural" satellite, because humans did not put it there.

Our communcations satellites are called "artificial" satellites because humans put them there.

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