uplink

noun
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

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Examples of uplink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The units need only a simple satellite uplink to work, and plenty of electricity. Dallas News, "Frisco natural gas driller turns to Bitcoin mining to burn excess fuel," 4 May 2021 While the development of the new software change is straightforward, the process of validating it and completing its uplink to Ingenuity will take some time. Mike Wehner, BGR, "NASA now knows what went wrong with its Mars helicopter," 13 Apr. 2021 At the same time, there are some who question the ability of 5G to handle broadband connections to the home—particularly for uplink purposes—which leads us to the final event of the week, hosted by AT&T. Bob O'donnell, Forbes, "Verizon, T-Mobile And AT&T Lay Out Vision For Future Of 5G In US," 18 Mar. 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, "5 ways to boost your iPhone’s signal strength," 4 Dec. 2020 Using Maxine this way can also save bandwidth on a user's video uplink, since Maxine's keypoint extraction technology doesn't require an Nvidia GPU. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Nvidia developed a radically different way to compress video calls," 19 Nov. 2020 Thanks to the new uplink, a pilot in a sim at Nellis can fly their F-35 alongside a virtual F-16 operated by another aviator in a simulator in, say, Asia. Rob Verger, Popular Science, "The US’s flagship fighter jet simulator is now multiplayer," 30 June 2020 Martian spacecraft have uplink and downlink windows that vary throughout the year due to differences between Earth and Mars rotations, according to Canberra. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Time I Thought a Mars Rover Spoke To Me On a Barstool," 15 June 2018 Sometimes those envelopes contain the uplink, or commands. Shannon Stirone, Longreads, "Welcome to the Center of the Universe," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of uplink

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 May 2021

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“Uplink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uplink. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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