Alphasat's LCT in action

Alphasat's LCT in action

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11/11/2013 10:27 am

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ESA

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The Optical Communication Terminal is one of four ESA Technology Demonstration Payloads carried by Alphasat and created by German space agency DLR and German company TESAT. It relays Earth observation data from low-Earth orbit (LEO) to geostationary orbit (GEO) through laser transmission. A Ka-band transmitter then forwards the data to a ground station.

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