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N° 4–2015 ESA and Airbus DS confirm partnership to complete the full European Data Relay System

30 January 2015

This decision follows the successful test campaign of the first multigigabit optical intersatellite link between the Copernicus Sentinel-1A and Alphasat satellites. This campaign, a precursor of the European Data Relay System, or EDRS, has paved the way for an entirely new approach of delivering data, with space systems becoming part of the global Big Data challenge.

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N° 3–2015 Call for Media: ESA's experimental spaceplane set for flight

29 January 2015

ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is ready for its launch and reentry mission on 11 February. The launch is scheduled for 13:00 GMT (14:00 CET) atop a Vega rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Media representatives are invited to follow the launch online or attend events in Italy, Germany or Spain.

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N° 2–2015 ESA and Airbus Defence and Space to decide on the route to proceed with EDRS completion.

26 January 2015

Following intense work during the past weeks between all partners involved with the EDRS programme, in particular the European Commission, ESA and Airbus, the business prospects of EDRS have been consolidated.

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N° 1–2015 ESA activities in 2015 of interest to media

16 January 2015

ESA is one of the few space agencies in the world to combine competences and responsibilities for all domains of space, from science to applications.

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