Date: Tue, Jan 19, 2016 | 07:30 - 07:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CET
Replay: Tue, Jan 19, 2016 | 16:00 - 16:15 GMT | 17:00 - 17:15 CET
Type: ESA TV Exchange
Soon EDR-A, the first element of European Data Relay System, the "space data highway", will be launched with Eutelsat9B on top of a Proton rocket from Baiknour Cosmodrome.
This innovative European-designed technology will enable high-speed communications between spacecraft in orbit, proving a wide range of new applications.
Lift off is currently scheduled on 27 January at 22h19 GMT.
The story contains an interview in English and French of Magali Vaissiere, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA.
More information at: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Telecommunications_Integrated_Applications/EDRS
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Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.