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Industry Day for EDRS-D / GlobeNet

The Industry Day for EDRS-D / GlobeNet will be held by ESA and Airbus Defence & Space on 14th June 2016 in Munich, Germany.

During this event European Space industry, as well as national delegates from Member States will receive a briefing on the proposed EDRS-D / GlobeNet Program and learn about the upcoming business opportunities.

Industry Day Agenda

09:30 - 12:30

Welcome and Introduction by Magali Vaissière, ESA Director Telecommunications
and Evert Dudok, CEO Airbus DS GmbH

EDRS-D / GlobeNet – Programme Overview/Preparation, ARTES Funding Terms

Status of EDRS Deployment

EDRS-D / GlobeNet

 – Vision/Mission/Programmatics

 – System Architecture, Key Capabilities, Options

Laser Communication Terminal Evolution

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Buffet

13:30 - 15:00

Moderated Splinter Sessions on

  • Payload Security
  • Ground Segment
  • User Segment

15:00 - 18:00

Questions and Answers, Summary of the Day

Opportunity for bilateral B2B talks, and to visit the Mission Operations Center

Next Steps for the GlobeNet Program

GlobeNet is proposed in the frame of the ARTES programme to evolve the European data relay capabilities towards further innovative features, and towards global reach, by applying proven and new technologies to an additional geostationary relay node over the Asia-Pacific region: EDRS-D.

The European Data Relay System (EDRS), a space infrastructure comprising the geostationary data relay nodes EDRS-A and EDRS-C, plus ground facilities in Munich, Redu, and Harwell, is starting operational services this summer. The initial user is the European Commission in the frame of the Copernicus Programme.

EDRS is being implemented in a public-private-partnership be­tween ESA and Airbus. Airbus is the service provider in this partnership, and takes this service capability to the global market.

SpaceDataHighway (SDH) is the Airbus branding for the Data Relay Services based on the EDRS infrastructure. The heart of the SDH is its innovative laser communication terminal (LCT), enabling a quantum leap in data rate.