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ground earth station (GES)

A Ground Earth Station (GES) or Land Earth Station (LES) is a satellite ground station consisting of receiving equipment, transmitting equipment and antennas

. A satellite ground station is used to receive and transmit signals

toand from telecommunications satellites

. A ground station is generally the downlink ground station that receives signals coming from the satellite and relays them via radio or cable. In this case, we are talking about a downlink station. The uplinks to the satellite can also be switched via such a ground station.

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Englisch: ground earth station - GES
Updated at: 07.01.2012
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