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ground control

1. the personnel, radar, computers, etc., on the ground that monitor the progress of aircraft or spacecraft
2. a system for feeding continuous radio messages to an aircraft pilot to enable him to make a blind landing

ground control

[′grau̇nd kən‚trōl]
(civil engineering)
Supervision or direction of all airport surface traffic, except an aircraft landing or taking off.
(engineering)
The marking of survey, triangulation, or other key points or system of points on the earth's surface so that they may be recognized in aerial photographs.

ground control

The operating position in the control tower that provides clearances and instructions for the movement of aerodrome ground traffic, and pertinent information to all traffic within the aerodrome perimeter.
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Recommendation: To help DOD space systems provide more capability to the warfighter through better synchronization and increased commonality, and to provide increased insight into the costs associated with ground assets, the Secretary of Defense should provide annual documentation to Congress (in SARs or in other documents) that specifically delineates the cost, and cost performance, associated with (1) the satellites, (2) the ground control systems, and (3) associated user terminals, and as a result, provides the total cost of all planned components of each space system acquisition.
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Ground control told them, "There are lots of smiling faces in this room, all over the world.

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