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downlink

[doun-lingk] /ˈdaʊnˌlɪŋk/
noun
1.
a transmission path for data or other signals from a communications satellite or airborne platform to an earth station.
adjective
2.
pertaining to such transmission.
Compare uplink.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; down1 + link
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  • Microwaves are used to downlink the data stream from the helicopter to a ground station.
  • The fact that amateurs were even able to put together some mosaics within hours of the downlink is a testament to that.

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