EDRS: European Data Relay soon in space

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Released

22/01/2016

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00:03:00

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ESA

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The first satellite to carry a new laser communications system is ready for launch.

The Eutelsat 9B satellite, due to be launched on a Proton rocket from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on 29 January is fitted with the first terminal in the European Data Relay System – EDRS.

This innovative European-designed technology will enable high-speed communications between spacecraft in orbit, proving a wide range of new applications.

This video contains an interview in English & French with Magali Vaissiere, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA.

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