Space Tracking and Data Acquisition Network
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Space Tracking and Data Acquisition Network[′spās ′trak·iŋ ən ¦dad·ə ‚ak·wə′zīsh·ən ‚net‚wərk]
A network of ground stations operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which tracks, commands, and receives telemetry for United States and foreign unmanned satellites. Abbreviated STADAN.