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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
1960-1965
1960-65
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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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