ground data equipment

ground data equipment

[′grau̇nd ′dad·ə i‚kwip·mənt]
(engineering)
Any device located on the ground that aids in obtaining space-position or tracking data (including computation function); reads out data telemetry, video, and so on, from payload instrumentation, or is capable of transmitting command and control signals to a satellite or space vehicle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.