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Term: satellite
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Definition: a body which revolves around another body of preponderant mass and which has a motion primarily and permanently determined by the force of attraction of that other body

NOTE 1 – A body so defined which revolves around the Sun is called a planet or planetoid.

NOTE 2 – A satellite may be a natural body or a spacecraft.


Publication date:1994-08
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