Latest node in the European Data Relay System passes antenna tests23 April 2019 The latest component in the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has passed another important milestone. Tests have successfully concluded on the antennas of the EDRS-C satellite.
First satellite in European SpaceDataHighway forges 20,000 successful laser links02 April 2019 The European Data Relay System (EDRS)—dubbed the “SpaceDataHighway” by its private operator, Airbus—has passed another milestone.
Europe’s laser satellite in ship shape for 201923 January 2019
Europe’s laser satellite in ship shape for 201923 January 2019 Having spent the past six months being poked, prodded and shaken, EDRS-C has ticked off another milestone towards being launched this summer.
EDRS-C on the home stretch20 June 2018
EDRS-C on the home stretch20 June 2018 ESA’s laser satellite EDRS-C has settled at its new home in Munich for the last tests before launch.
Full house for EDRS13 March 2018
Full house for EDRS13 March 2018 The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun regularly relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service.
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.