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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