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earth station

n.
An on-ground terminal linked to a spacecraft or satellite by an antenna and associated electronic equipment for the purpose of transmitting or receiving messages, tracking, or control.
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earth′ sta`tion


n.
a facility equipped to receive, or receive and transmit, signals from or to communications satellites.
[1965–70]
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