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SpaceDataHighway: first laser transmission of an image taken by the Sentinel 1A satellite

The progress made in the testing of the first SpaceDataHighway satellite confirms operational start of service for July 2016

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The people behind the scene.

Learn more about the team behind the SpaceDataHighway.

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Launch of the first satellite in the “SpaceDataHighway” programme

SpaceDataHighway will provide high speed laser communication in space of extremely high volumes of data transfer, up to 50 terabytes per day.

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EDRS-A shipped to launch base

Airbus Defence and Space has shipped the Eutelsat 9B / EDRS-A satellite to Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in preparation for its launch on a Proton vehicle early next year.

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Great News for EDRS - SpaceDataHighway : Tesat Laser Terminal is perfectly working !

Mid-July 2015, the laser communication terminals (LCTs) on board the Sentinel-1A satellite and Europe’s Alphasat communication satellite achieved the 100th optical inter-satellite connection since the first link was established in November 2014.

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