earth station


noun

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

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Also called ground station.

Origin of earth station

First recorded in 1965–70
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Example sentences 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

Scientific definitions for earth station

earth station

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