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comsat ‎(plural comsats)

  1. A communications satellite.
    • 1967, Arthur Charles Clarke, The Coming of the Space Age
      Once a comsat is built, its traffic-handling capacity can be utilized...
    • 1977, New Scientist
      ...educating farmers and schoolchildren, according to the social scientists studying it, are sufficient reasons in themselves to purchase a comsat.
    • 1998, Ian Douglas, Semper Mars
      The suborbital, though, had a direct feed to a comsat, and the channel ought to be secure.