DG Media briefing
On Friday, 15 January, ESA Director General Jan Woerner meets the media at ESA headquarters in Paris, to provide an overview of ESA’s achievements in 2015 and the opportunities ahead in 2016. This will be followed by background briefing on the European Data Relay System (EDRS).
The briefing will be followed by a 20-minute Q&A session. Questions are also welcome via Twitter using #askESADG.
Streaming starts at 09:00 CET.
Dedicated media briefing on the European Data Relay System (EDRS), streaming live from 11:30 CET
The briefing will be hosted by the Director General, the Director of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications, Magali Vaissiere, and the Director of Earth Observation, Volker Liebig. It will be followed by a 20-minute Q&A, questions are welcome via Twitter using #askEDRS.
EDRS is a new space and ground infrastructure that provides near-realtime Big Data relay services (up to 50 Tbytes per day) using cutting-edge laser technology. It will dramatically improve access to time-critical data, aiding disaster response by emergency services and maritime surveillance, for example.
EDRS is a public–private partnership between ESA and Airbus Defence and Space. The laser terminal was developed by TESAT-Spacecom and funded by the DLR German Aerospace Center.
Last update: 14 January 2016