Satellite is the fourth studio album and the second major label release by the band P.O.D.. The album was released on September 11, 2001, debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 133,000 copies sold. It spent 5 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of that chart.
It went on to sell over 3 million copies in the U.S., and over 7 million worldwide, making it the band's highest-selling album. Satellite was placed at No. 137 on the Billboard's top 200 albums of the decade (2000–2009). It was the 117th best-selling album of 2001 and the 26th best-selling album of 2002 in the United States.
Rolling Stone (9/27/01, pp. 67–8) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Explodes beyond the confines of what has become a played-out sound... songs on a passion so fierce they're almost exhausting to listen to.... Without resorting to ham-fisted angst, P.O.D. push all the right emotional buttons."
Spin (p. 89) - "[They] sang from the heart about school shootings, losing parents, and being truly alive."
Q magazine (1/02, p. 106) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...heavy, angry, and very, very loud....many songs have messages of peace and spirituality....their Gen-X angst sounds genuine..."
CMJ (10/1/01, p. 16) - "[Its] honest spiritual subject matter coupled with crack-your-skull riffs work like a well-oiled machine."
Revolver put Satellite on its list called "10 Nu-Metal Albums You Need to Own".