First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser12 June 2017
First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser12 June 2017 With the Sentinel-2B satellite close to beginning its working life in orbit, this latest Copernicus satellite has linked up to Alphasat by laser, across almost 36 000 km of space, to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
Start of service for Europe’s SpaceDataHighway23 November 2016
Start of service for Europe’s SpaceDataHighway23 November 2016 The European Data Relay System began servicing Europe’s Earth observing Copernicus programme yesterday, transferring observations in quasi-real time using cutting-edge laser technology.
Europe’s SpaceDataHighway relays first Sentinel-1 images via laser01 June 2016 ESA today unveiled the first Sentinel-1 satellite images sent via the European Data Relay System’s world-leading laser technology in high orbit.
EDRS-A testing the waters15 April 2016
EDRS-A testing the waters15 April 2016 EDRS-A, Europe’s SpaceDataHighway pioneer, has been in orbit for a month and its testing is going well. The Redu team in Belgium are now pushing it ever-closer to full service by laying the groundwork for it to be ready for its first laser links to th...
First SpaceDataHighway laser relay in orbit30 January 2016
First SpaceDataHighway laser relay in orbit30 January 2016 The European Data Relay System’s first laser terminal has reached space aboard its host satellite and is now under way to its final operating position.
Call for Media: First SpaceDataHighway laser node set for launch25 January 2016 The first node of the European Data Relay System will be launched on 29 January from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.