Ground Station


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Ground Station

 

a station serving space communications and situated either on the earth’s surface (including shipboard stations) or on airships (according to the definition adopted by a special administrative conference on radio communications held in Geneva in 1963). A ground station is intended for radio communications with space vehicles aloft or via such vehicles. The name “ground station” is used to differentiate these stations from surface stations, which serve terrestrial radio communications and whose work does not involve space vehicles.

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