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February 03, 2016
First laser teleco satellite for the 'SpaceDataHighway' in GEO orbit
Paris, France (SPX) Jan 31, 2016
EDRS-A, the first relay satellite of the SpaceDataHighway, was successfully launched into geostationary orbit on 30 January 2016. After a test period, it will become operational for its first end-user customer by mid-2016. The SpaceDataHighway system will provide high-speed laser communication in space at up to 1.8 gigabits per second. This major program, which cost nearly euro 500 m to develop, is the result of a public-private partnership (PPP) between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus ... read more

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