The European Data Relay System (EDRS) is the most sophisticated laser communication network ever designed.
Dubbed the ‘SpaceDataHighway’, EDRS helps Earth-observing satellites to transmit large quantities of potentially life-saving data down to Europe in near-real time.
Launch date: 6 August 2019
Location: CSG, Europe’s Spaceport (French Guiana)
Luca Parmitano will speak to music lovers in Ibiza on Tuesday, 13 August, as part of the space-themed BigCityBeats World Club Dome Cruise Edition. He will make his debut as the first space DJ.
Tune in at 23:20 CEST via the World Club Dome Facebook page.
More info here.