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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.