downlink

noun
down·​link | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌliŋk How to pronounce downlink (audio) \

Definition of downlink

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a communications channel for receiving transmissions from a spacecraft also : such transmissions

downlink

verb
downlinked; downlinking; downlinks

Definition of downlink (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to transmit (data) from a spacecraft or satellite to a receiver on earth

Examples of downlink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In more rural areas, C-band downlink is paired with the long-range band 5 for uplink, and coverage is more restricted by the range of the C-band, Stone said. Sascha Segan, PCMAG, 4 Mar. 2022 On the gigabit connections, upload speeds are restricted to only 52Mbits/sec, which is roughly a twentieth of the speed of the downlink. Barry Collins, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Each downlink is a 20-minute session either hosted live or live with prerecorded questions from students. Madison Bateman, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 12 Nov. 2021 With 20 dBm in uplink-output power and 12 dBm in downlink-output power, the booster easily reaches cellphone towers. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 With 20 dBm in uplink-output power and 12 dBm in downlink-output power, the booster easily reaches cellphone towers. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 With 20 dBm in uplink-output power and 12 dBm in downlink-output power, the booster easily reaches cellphone towers. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 With 20 dBm in uplink-output power and 12 dBm in downlink-output power, the booster easily reaches cellphone towers. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 With 20 dBm in uplink-output power and 12 dBm in downlink-output power, the booster easily reaches cellphone towers. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The spacecraft was launched from Florida last month and images from this week’s deployment sequence were downlinked from the orbiter by flight controllers at California Polytechnic State University , San Luis Obispo. Washington Post, 26 July 2019 While all of the data from the recorders will be downlinked during the flight, the team needs to be able to recover at least one data recorder to provide a full backup if data is lost. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 2 July 2019 Those video files will be downlinked for Micro 11’s investigator study. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, 16 July 2018 The space telescope will fly in a large ellipse that takes it out beyond the moon and then in close to the Earth to downlink its data. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 18 Apr. 2018 The first science data, post-flyby, is expected to start downlinking to Earth on July 15, including imaging. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, 6 July 2015 Space felt a little closer to home at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Coral Gables as Miami students participated in a live question and answer downlink with two astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station(ISS). David Aaro, miamiherald, 30 Apr. 2018 While the photos were successful, the astronauts found themselves in the unusual position of having no one to downlink their photo data. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 28 Aug. 2017 On Monday, a NASA spokeswoman told Fox News the raw images were expected to be downlinked and available on Friday, July 14. Fox News, 12 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of downlink

Noun

1963, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Downlink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/downlink. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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