Definition of downlink in English:


Line breaks: down|link
Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnlɪŋk


  • A telecommunications link for signals coming to the earth from a satellite, spacecraft, or aircraft: two satellites were used to carry the signal over the Atlantic to a downlink in Atlanta
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    • The IRD is one type of receiver for modulated signals arriving on a satellite downlink.
    • Founded in 1982, ERI develops and produces unique interference mitigation products to enhance the reception and use of Global Positioning System navigation and satellite downlinks by military and commercial customers.
    • To determine a spacecraft's position in space, NASA generally uses a downlink, or radio signal from the spacecraft to a radio dish in the Deep Space Network of ground receivers.


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  • Relay to the earth (a telecommunications signal or the information it conveys): any TV station can downlink just about any game
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    • Reliably downlinking that amount of information will require a new approach, Mandl noted.
    • They'd blown a fortune downlinking the relays to ground-level stations with omnidirectional antennae.
    • In medium rate, all real-time science telemetry can be downlinked during station passes.

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