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GEMET
General
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Environmental
Thesaurus
artificial satellite
Definition

Any man-made object placed in a near-periodic orbit in which it moves mainly under the gravitational influence of one celestial body, such as the earth, sun, another planet, or a planet's moon.

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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/587