| radio link from an Earth station at a given location to a space station, or vice-versa, conveying information for a space radiocommunication service other than the fixed-satellite service
NOTE 1 – The fixed-satellite service is the radiocommunication service between Earth stations at given positions. “Feeder link” is a regulatory term, used for radio links to which frequencies in a frequency band allocated to the fixed-satellite service may be assigned, although such links do not form a part of that service.
NOTE 2 – The given location may be at a specified fixed point, or at any fixed point within specified areas.
NOTE 3 – Examples of feeder links:
– an up-link for a broadcasting satellite;
– the part of a forward link to a space station or a return link from a space station which is between the Earth station and a data relay satellite;
– an up-link and down-link between a coast Earth station and a satellite in the maritime mobile-satellite service.