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.
UPDATE: Briefing on the European Data Relay System SpaceDataHighway replay and presentations11 January 2016 A special briefing on the European Data Relay System will be held on 15 January, after ESA Director General Jan Woerner’s annual meeting of the press in ESA HQ, Paris.
EDRS-A and its laser are ready to fly09 December 2015
EDRS-A and its laser are ready to fly09 December 2015 After a year-long wait in storage for a Proton rocket to become available, the EDRS-A laser communications payload and its Eutelsat host satellite are finally at the Baikonur cosmodrome and being prepared for launch in late January.