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The Challenge

If you have an entrepreneurial mind and creative ideas, then enter the SpaceDataHighway challenge! The challenge supports the development of innovative business ideas which will exploit the unique benefits of the SpaceDataHighway services. Airbus Defence & Space will support the winning idea with an investment prizes up to 75.000 € to further develop this idea* and will be able to draw on the expertise and support of Airbus Bizlab, the Group’s innovation powerhouse. The project that comes second will receive a prize of €25,000 to launch a crowdfunding campaign on the brand-new SpaceStarter platform.

The SpaceDataHighway represents a step change in the speed of space communications. Ultra-broadband laser communications and the geostationary orbit of the relay satellites combine to deliver a unique, secure, near real time data transfer service - making data latency a thing of the past.

Submit your ideas - how would you use our laser? What new applications could be possible? How would you use the SpaceDataHighway infrastructure? Think about how you could use our laser technology, near-real time satellite imagery or satellite communication at a data rate of 1.8 Gbps.

Register below and submit your proposal before the 30.04.2017

*In accordance with the Term and Conditions for the Enter the SpaceDataHighway competition.

This initiative has been launched with the support of the European Commission and the European Space Agency, which, together with Airbus, developed the SpaceDataHighway programme as part of a public–private partnership.

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