Definition of Comsat in US English:



  • 1(in the US) the Communications Satellite Corporation, a private corporation authorized by Congress to develop commercial communications satellite systems.

    • ‘In 1965, Comsat launched the first commercial communications satellite.’
    • ‘In 1962 Congress passed the Communications Satellite Act, which led to the formation in 1963 of the Communications Satellite Corporation (Comsat).’
    • ‘In 1965, Comsat proposed to the FAA a VHF aeronautical satellite service inthe Atlantic region.’
    • ‘Comsat was beginning to realize that a GEO communications satellite network was the most practical in terms of cost.’
    • ‘Comsat dispatched several key people, along with U.S. State Department officials, to a dozen nations interested in the communications satellite market.’
    1. 1.1comsat A communications satellite.
      • ‘For 20 years Comsat has meant geostationary satellite.’
      • ‘Detachment 3 provides enhanced intelligence support to Air Force operational commanders and other consumers of COMSAT information collected by Navy- commanded field stations.’
      • ‘And one of them that everyone who had access to SCI material or Comsat material would have to take a polygraph.’
      • ‘Since then, the number of Comsats has settled into the 20-23 range.’
      space station, space capsule, spacecraft
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1960s: blend.