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downlink

[′dau̇n‚liŋk]
(communications)
The radio or optical transmission path downward from a communications satellite to the earth or an aircraft, or from an aircraft to the earth.

downlink

(1) The transmission from a satellite down to an earth station. Contrast with uplink.

(2) The transmission from a cell tower to a cellphone or other mobile device. Contrast with uplink.
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Each SAR data acquisition must either be downlinked to a ground receiving station as it is being acquired or saved to the onboard data recorder for later downlink.
Additionally, the JASON Project signal will be downlinked from PAS-3 by the Williams Vyvx National Gateway Teleport in Carteret, N.
The four signals from the churches will be downlinked to WIT and uplinked back onto analog transponders on Telstar 402, SBS 6, and INTELSAT 342 so that other churches can downlink the feeds.
The video transmission from the Mir space station downlinks to the same nine-meter earth station in Russia and is then transmitted to an INTELSAT satellite where it is downlinked to the Staten Island teleport.