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tracking station

noun
1.
a facility equipped with instrumentation for following the flight path of, communicating with, and collecting data from a rocket or spacecraft.
Origin of tracking station
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • He had just finished flushing the deck clean when Deirdre came back from the tracking station.

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  • But a serious disturbance had arisen at the tracking station.

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  • Then the helicopter went droning and rattling to the tracking station, and landed with an air of weariness.

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  • Everybody's over at the tracking station, arguing about the bolide that went over last night.

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  • A bald-headed member of the tracking station staff walked in.

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  • During the afternoon, news came to distract the absorption of the tracking station staff in the lagoon's fish.

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  • It grew in size and loudness, and presently hovered over the tracking station.

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  • Men of the tracking station staff went down to the wharf to meet the small row boat that was now coming ashore.

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  • "It's the China Sea tracking station for satellites," she told him.

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  • Straggling behind them came nearly all the personnel of the tracking station.

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British Dictionary definitions for tracking station

tracking station

noun
1.
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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