zombiesat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of zombie satellite.

Noun[edit]

zombiesat (plural zombiesats)

  1. An out-of-control communications satellite which cannot maintain its original orbit but remains capable of re-transmitting any signal it receives.
    • 2010, Space.com, "Attempt to Shut Down Zombie Satellite Galaxy 15 Fails"

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