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earth station

noun
1.
a terminal equipped to receive, or receive and transmit, signals from or to communications satellites.
Also called ground station.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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earth station  
An on-ground radio communication site used for tracking, controlling, or otherwise communicating with spacecraft or satellites.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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