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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.
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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
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track′ing sta`tion


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

tracking station

nBodenstation f
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tracking station

[ˈtrækɪŋˌsteɪʃn] n (Space) → osservatorio spaziale
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This is the very first study to use GPS data from Bangladeshi tracking stations and is the latest addition to the long-standing debate over whether the area, which is home to more than 140 million people, is seismically active.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- The Deep Space Atomic Clock, or DSAC project, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is developing -- for use aboard spacecraft -- a smaller and lighter version of the refrigerator-sized atomic clocks used at ground-based space tracking stations. That could eliminate the need to send signals from Earth to a spacecraft and back, enabling more efficient and accurate data transfer for experiments and navigation both close to home and on deep space missions.
The radars and electro-optical tracking stations have tracked and monitored the vehicle and all the relevant parameters.
Describing the test-firing as "successful", defence sources said the missiles exact performances will be known after all data was collected and analysed from different telemetry and tracking stations as well as naval ships positioned near the terminal point.
In April 2010, tracking stations lost contact with the aircraft after just nine minutes.
Astronomers tell me that pounds 72million would pay for six asteroid tracking stations to be set up around the globe.
He performed communication support at Iwo Jima, Seoul Korea, Philipines, Japan and at Misawa Air Base (17 miles from Russia) for the installation of radar and tracking stations. He was sent to the Viet Nam War in 1964 where he continued to install communication antennas 300 feet in the air while being shot at by enemy troops.