(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. hireling, dummy, puppet; moon; artificial satellite, space station; slave state. See astronautics, universe, accompaniment, auxiliary.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A small planet that revolves around a larger one]
Syn. moon, planetoid, minor planet, secondary planet, inferior planet, asteroid.
2. [A man-made object put into orbit around a celestial body]
Syn. space satellite, robot satellite, unmanned satellite, space station, orbital rocket, artificial moon, spacecraft, man-made moon, communications satellite, spy satellite, weather satellite, relay satellite, sputnik, satellite station, spy-in-the-sky.
Well known man-made satellites include: Tiros, Discoverer, Sputnik, Syncom, Early Bird, Echo, Telstar, Relay, Nimbus, Secor, Skylab, Soyuz, Mir, Ranger, Comstar, Voyager, Explorer, Intelsat, GOES, Viking, Landsat, NAVSTAR.
3. [A smaller country Dependent upon a larger one]
Syn. protectorate, Dependency, former colony, buffer state, mandate.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
moon, planetoid, orbiter, space station, weather satellite, spacecraft, *Sputnik, *Skylab.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun One who supports and adheres to another: adherent, cohort, disciple, follower, henchman, minion, partisan, supporter. See OVER, PRECEDE.

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