tracking station


noun

a facility equipped with instrumentation for following the flight path of, communicating with, and collecting data from a rocket or spacecraft.

Nearby words

  1. tracking,
  2. tracking and data relay satellite,
  3. tracking poll,
  4. tracking radar,
  5. tracking shot,
  6. tracklayer,
  7. tracklaying,
  8. trackless,
  9. trackless trolley,
  10. tracklessly

Origin of tracking station

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for tracking station

tracking station

noun

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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