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Descriptor in English: Satellite
Descriptor in Spanish: Satélite
Descriptor in Portuguese: Satélite
Descriptor in French: Satellite
Tree number(s): SP8.473.654.692.777.635
Scope note: An object that orbits around a larger one. Artificial satellites orbiting the earth are now used for communications, monitoring weather, gathering hydrological, agricultural, seismological and other similar data and observing environmental phenomena. Also used for military purposes. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
See also the descriptors: Spacecraft MeSH
DeCS UI: 35106
Descriptor UI: DDCS035106
Satellite - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060963
Scope note An object that orbits around a larger one. Artificial satellites orbiting the earth are now used for communications, monitoring weather, gathering hydrological, agricultural, seismological and other similar data and observing environmental phenomena. Also used for military purposes. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
Preferred term Satellite



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