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 five consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of that chart.
It went on to sell over three million copies in the U.S., and over seven 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".