earth station

  1. a terminal equipped to receive, or receive and transmit, signals from or to communications satellites.

Origin of earth station

First recorded in 1965–70
  • Also called ground station.

Words Nearby earth station Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use earth station in a sentence

  • Above everything we must make some earth station aware of our plight.

  • This allows communication, not only between a machine and an earth-station, but also between two craft when in flight.

    The Aeroplane | Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
  • In the helio cubby, Waters was still trying to raise an earth station.

    Wandl the Invader | Raymond King Cummings

Scientific definitions for earth station

earth station

  1. An on-ground radio communication site used for tracking, controlling, or otherwise communicating with spacecraft or satellites.

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