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tracking station

[′trak·iŋ ‚stā·shən]
(engineering)
A radio, radar, or other station set up to track an object moving through the atmosphere or space.
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"A few seconds after ignition of the upper stage, the second tracking station located in Natal, Brazil, did not acquire the launcher telemetry," the company said.
Greenland's Thule Air Base tracking station is the only one with access to polar orbiting satellites on a regular basis, making it vital for weather operations.
Beginning November 1, ESA satellite tracking stations received telemetry signals from the CNSA spacecraft Chang'e 1 and transmitted telecommands back to the lunar-orbiting satellite.
The company, which had 2,647 Tracking Stations and cameras in the path of the storm, streamed live weather conditions and issued more than 58,000 mobile alerts and 1,494 custom alerts to WeatherBug Professional users.
As noted by Jane Bussey and Glenn Garvin in the Miami Herald in 2001: "At tracking stations in Brazil, Chinese technicians familiarize themselves with new digital reconnaissance equipment that might someday enable them to stalk and destroy U.S.
Managed by the Air Force Satellite Control Facility (AFSCF-it was subordinate to the Air Force Systems Command until the 1980s), the system was composed of operating and remote tracking stations which evolved into a network capable of simultaneously supporting several satellites.
The video, including footage of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon, was transmitted from the moon to tracking stations in California and Australia.
Environmental data is gathered from tracking stations around the world utilizing large antennas that "talk" to the satellites.
The British Government had allowed American listening posts and tracking stations to be built on those SBAs.
The Kolchuga early-warning system is essentially a high-precision, passive, signals-intelligence (SIGINT) system, consisting of four elements: three detection and tracking stations and a command-and-control ([C.sup.2]) element with powerful analysis capabilities.
Harris Technical Services Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $29,914,895 contract modification to provide for operations, maintenance, logistics and training support for the Air Force Satellite Control Network weapon system at remote tracking stations around the world, as well as maintenance and logistics support at Global Positioning System ground antennas and monitoring stations, software analysis support for the Global Positioning System, orbital analysis of military satellites in orbit in support of military controllers and security forces at New Boston Air Force Station, N.H.