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Term: Earth station
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Definition: radio station located either on the Earth's surface, or within the major portion of the Earth's atmosphere, and intended for communication with one or more space stations, or with one or more other stations of the same kind by means of one or more reflecting satellites or other objects in space

Note 1 to entry: Where the term “Earth station” is used without qualification, it is presumed to refer to an Earth station at a fixed location that is not used, primarily, for communication with mobile Earth stations.

Note 2 to entry: In French, the terms " station terrienne", " station terrestre" and "station de Terre" derive from the same root, but refer to different concepts.

Table — Radiocommunication with mobiles

Type of mobile

Terms for radio stations used in space radiocommunication

Terms for radio stations used in terrestrial radiocommunication

mobile

non-mobile

mobile

non-mobile

all types

mobile earth station

land earth station

mobile station

land station

ships

ship earth station

coast earth station

ship station

coast station

aircraft

aircraft earth station

aeronautical earth station

aircraft station

aeronautical station

on land

land mobile earth station

base earth station

land mobile station

base station




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