Meaning of minitrack in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɪnɪtrak/


  • A system for tracking satellites by means of a lightweight oscillator placed in the satellite, whose position is calculated from the phase difference between radio signals received by each of a spaced pair of aerials on the ground. Usually attributive.


1950s; earliest use found in Spaceflight. From mini- + track-, after the fuller name minimum-weight tracking.