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ground track

noun
1.
the path on the earth's surface below an aircraft, missile, rocket, or spacecraft.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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  • The bulk of the debris will impact near the ground track of the satellite.
  • It's kind of fun to fly somewhere then look up the ground track afterwards.

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