Ground earth station
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aircraft earth station (AES)
An earth station in the fixed satellite service, or, in some cases, in the aeronautical mobile-satellite service, located at a specified fixed point on land to provide a feeder link for the aeronautical mobile-satellite service.
ICAO, Official definition added to Annex 10/III (Aeronautical Telecommunications) by Amdt 70 (09/11/1995)
This definition is used in the ITU's Radio Regulations under the term 'aeronautical earth station.' The definition herein as 'GES' for use in the draft SARPs is to clearly distinguish it from an aircraft earth station (AES), which is a mobile station on an aircraft.