Back

active satellite

1. A satellite carrying a station intended to transmit or retransmit radio communication signals. [NTIA] [RR] Note: An active satellite may perform signal processing functions such as amplification, regeneration, frequency translation, and link switching, to make the signals suitable for retransmission. 2. An Earth satellite carrying a station intended to transmit or re-transmit radiocommunication signals. [47CFR]


Glossary