ground system


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ground system

[′grau̇nd ‚sis·təm]
(electromagnetism)
The portion of an antenna that is closely associated with an extensive conducting surface, which may be the earth itself.
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The future of satellite capabilities lies within the endless possibilities already located in ground systems.
The existing ground system had taken over five years to develop.
SED's Satellite Ground Systems delivery will support Cobham SATCOM's contract with Inmarsat, which covers design and production of an advanced Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) terminal for the EAN, in addition to responsibility for updating the Inmarsat BGAN ground infrastructure to accommodate S-band operation.
The ground system also has the capability to support other imaging satellites in support of vessel identification.
Marilyn Freeman as both acting executive director of TARDEC's Research Business Group and technical director responsible for the alignment of ground systems science and technology research initiatives to meet the Army's current and future warfighting and sustainment needs.
Typical applications that depend on Motif include aircraft ground systems at Boeing, financial applications developed by Credit Suisse and other investment houses, the programming control system at DirectTV, criminal investigation support systems at the FBI, the crew and equipment scheduling system of Southwest Airlines, control systems for the subway systems of Boston and San Francisco and tools developed at Walt Disney, Dreamworks and many other animation studios.
would be offering continued overall management and execution of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations in back up of the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, Space Launch System and Orion Programs, as well as select support services for the Launch Services Program at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
With the addition of ESIS, Integral Systems now offers turnkey ground systems solutions for all types of satellites using entirely in-house resources.
Jacobs Technology would proceed to execute overall management and implementation work for ground systems, flight hardware processing and launch operations at the Cape Canaveral, Florida-based KSC.

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