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.
UPDATE: Europe’s SpaceDataHighway talks services - roundtable now online17 June 2015 The European Data Relay System (EDRS) is the most sophisticated broadband laser communication network ever to be deployed in space.
European Data Relay System confirms services for Copernicus in cooperation with the European Commission25 February 2015 Following the recent decision confirming the ESA/Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) partnership on the European Data Relay System (EDRS), agreement has been reached with the European Commission (EC) for the provision of EDRS services to the European...