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 d —> Read More