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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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The Norwegian wireless communications solutions provider Nera ASA has received two new contracts for land earth stations in Singapore and Greece.
The proposed Earth station will have the capability for multichannel voice and data services at data rates up to 1.544 megabits per second.
The planning of an earth station starts with determining that there's need for a communications facility between two or more points.
The Ministry is expected to release a tender for a new standard A earth station equipped with IDR.
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