EDRS in action – leading laser data relay system tested again by ESA !

European Data Relay System reached first truly milestone on way of its development – first pictures were transmitted from Copernicus satellite. On 1 June 2016 ESA informed about transmission via European Data Relay System (EDRS). It was performed using Eutelsat-9B satellite to transmit to ground control station images taken by Sentinel-1A satellite operating under ESA […]

ILS success – Eutelsat-9B launched, EDRS became reality

Yesterday, from Baikonur Cosmodrome, on atop of Proton rocket new Eutelsat-9B satellite was launched. It is not only mission of new communication satellite – it is also beginning of independent European data relay system – EDRS. Proton rocket lifted off punctually at 22:20 GMT from launch site LC200/39 in Baikonur Cosmodrome.  After two minutes thirty […]

EDRS-A after delay will start on 25th January 2016

European Data Relay System developed by European Space Agency and Airbus Defense and Space (former Astrium) will start operating after launching Eutelsat-9B satellite with first part of the system as secondary payload. It is trivial to say that communication is crucial in our world. In every aspect of our life communication became determinant of the […]