up·​link | \ ˈəp-ˌliŋk How to pronounce uplink (audio) \

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

Other Words from uplink

uplink verb

Examples of uplink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Right now, the uplink is being established and over the coming days the software patch will be sent to Mars and installed. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 7 June 2022 But while Anik F1R still had its uplink license and transponder slot lease, Koscher had the opportunity to take over and broadcast to the northern hemisphere. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 30 Mar. 2022 One of Koscher's colleagues, who goes by the hacker name Falcon, notes that from a pluralistic, freedom-of-information perspective, satellite uplink capabilities could be reimagined as plentiful and available rather than exclusive and scarce. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 30 Mar. 2022 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 Adapting a small wind turbine with environmental sensors, a weatherproof computer, and a 4G uplink, the machine uses wind energy as a source of electricity to mine cryptocurrency. Charlotte Kent, Wired, 17 Feb. 2022 Virgin Media O2 has also announced plans to upgrade its network to full end-to-end fiber connections by 2028, which should pave the way for even faster speeds, especially on the uplink. Barry Collins, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 In the video, Hemani Kalucha, the science payload uplink lead for SuperCam, explains why the ability to zap rocks from 23 feet away is so valuable to the rover and to the scientists that will eventually use the data. Mike Wehner, BGR, 12 June 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 See More

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First Known Use of uplink

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jun 2022

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“Uplink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uplink. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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