The Satellite is a small egg-shaped device with three horns sticking out of its head. The lower part of its frame is enveloped in a white cover. Once the Satellite is activated, the white cover opens up and begins to spread cool jet stream beneath it.
Features and abilities
The Satellite is capable of hovering in midair. Like a timed bomb, it can create a cool stream of air beneath them after being deployed which can freeze nearby targets sold almost instantly. Due to its small size, the Satellite is a very weak device.
In Sonic Adventure, and its enhanced port Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, the Satellite is used by Dr. Eggman against Sonic and Knuckles during their battle against Chaos 6. When Eggman drops his creations on the battle arena, they will activate and hover until a certain point, at which they start to create cool air.
If the playable characters comes in contact with the Satellite's stream, he will be frozen. If the player manage to hit them though, the Satellites will be temporary paralyzed and can be grabbed. They must then be thrown into Chaos 6's mouth in order to freeze the monster for a short time. If Chaos 6 absorbs it with its Inhale Attack, it will be frozen too, but if the Satellite makes contact with Chaos' body, it will be destroyed without freezing Chaos.
In other media
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Satellites are referred to as Ice-bots. Like in the games, they were used to aid Chaos 6, but ended being used against the beast.