Definition of uplink
1 : a communications channel for transmissions to a spacecraft or satellite; also : the transmissions themselves
2 : a facility on earth for transmitting to a spacecraft or satellite
Recent Examples of uplink from the Web
Instead of computing on its own, Minitel connected to remote services via uplink, like a 1960s mainframe or a modern Google Chromebook.
However, some groups will need 10 years, and others like air combat training telemetry and high-powered satellite uplink users, will just share spectrum rather than move to a new spectrum band.
Does your bicycle have a GPS satellite-uplink-dish mounting rack on it?
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