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tracking station

n.
A station for observing the path of and maintaining contact with an object in the atmosphere or in space especially by means of radar or radio.

tracking station

n
(Astronautics) a station that can use a radio or radar beam to determine and follow the path of an object, esp a spacecraft or satellite, in space or in the atmosphere

track′ing sta`tion


n.
a facility with equipment for following the flight of a rocket or spacecraft.
[1960–65]
Translations

tracking station

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tracking station

[ˈtrækɪŋˌsteɪʃn] n (Space) → osservatorio spaziale
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