subsatellite

noun

sub·​sat·​el·​lite ˌsəb-ˈsa-tə-ˌlīt How to pronounce subsatellite (audio)
: an object carried into orbit in and subsequently released from a satellite or spacecraft

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subsatellite was in 1956

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Cite this Entry

“Subsatellite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subsatellite. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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