a transmission path for transmitting data or other signals from an earth station to a communications satellite or an airborne platform.


of or relating to such transmission.

Compare downlink.

Origin of uplink

First recorded in 1965–70; up- + link1
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the transmitter on the ground that sends signals up to a communications satellite
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