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European Data Relay Satellite live launch

Date: Tue, Aug 06, 2019 | 18:45 - 22:55 GMT | 20:45 - 00:55 CEST

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

Follow the live launch of EDRS-C on top of an Ariane 5 from Europe' Spaceport.

Lift of is planned this 6 August at 19h30 GMT.

The European Data Relay System (EDRS) is the most sophisticated laser communication network ever designed.

With EDRS-A already in orbit, EDRS-C will be the second node for EDRS and its first dedicated EDRS satellite.

This system has been designed to enable fast and reliable optical data transfer from low earth orbiting satellites to the ground allowing what is called the SpaceDataHighway.

Dubbed the ‘SpaceDataHighway’, EDRS helps Earth-observing satellites to transmit large quantities of potentially life-saving data down to Europe in near-real time.

Highlights will be posted as soon as possible after launch and separation:

User: esa
Pass: ftp4esa

More information at:

Satellite Parameters:

Eutelsat 7B @ 7deg East
D/link fr.: 10994.5 MHz POL Y
Signal: HD 1080i/50 MPEG4/H264 4:2:0
SR: 4.9373 Ms/s FEC: 3/4 Mod: DVBS2/8PSK
Pilot:On Roll-off 0.2 DR:10.7514 Mbps
Audio 1 English mono
Audio 2 French mono
Audio 3 N/A
Audio 4 Intl mono

For any inquiries regarding satellite or ftp reception please contact the ESA TV production team:
Dominique Detain at  / tel + 33 685 114 681
Chris Courtenay Taylor at / tel + 44 7774 275 951