a transmission path for data or other signals from a communications satellite or airborne platform to an earth station.
pertaining to such transmission.
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1965–70; down1 + link Unabridged
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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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