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.