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- In a satellite link, one of the non-orbiting communications stations that receives, processes, and transmits signals between itself and a satellite. Note: Earth terminals may be at mobile, fixed, airborne, and waterborne Earth terminal complexes. Synonym satellite Earth terminal.
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- carrier facility system, communications subsystem, Earth terminal complex, interface (I/F), PCS System, pulse-address multiple access (PAMA), satellite Earth terminal, satellite relay