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.
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Examples from the Web for earth station
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
Science definitions for earth station
An on-ground radio communication site used for tracking, controlling, or otherwise communicating with spacecraft or satellites.
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