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You may be looking for moons, which are known as natural satellites.

A satellite was an artificial device put into orbit above a planet or moon. They would usually be used as means of relaying communications and information networks or for purposes of surveillance.

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The Federation starship USS Voyager had to keep itself hidden from Earth's satellites during it's temporal incursion to 1996. (VOY episode: "Future's End")

In 2020, Shaun Christopher considered how difficult it was to put a satellite into an orbit directly above a pole when the alien probe, C/2018-G2, assumed position directly above Saturn's north pole. (TOS novel: The Rings of Time)


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