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The ESA's optical ground station for the EDRS-A LCT in-orbit test campaign: upgrades and test results
Author(s): J. M. Perdigues; Z. Sodnik; H. Hauschildt; P. Sarasa; F. Porte-Proust; M. Wiegand; C. Rochow; D. Troendle; F. Heine

Paper Abstract

Since the successful demonstration of the Semiconductor-laser Inter-satellite Link EXperiment (SILEX) in 2001 between ARTEMIS and SPOT-4 satellites, the European Space Agency (ESA) and several European National Space Agencies have consolidated the effort in developing the so-called “second generation” of optical communications terminals with reduced mass, size and power consumption, and increased data transmission rate, [1].

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 105622V (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296098
Show Author Affiliations
J. M. Perdigues, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Z. Sodnik, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
H. Hauschildt, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
P. Sarasa, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
F. Porte-Proust, Airbus Defence and Space (Germany)
M. Wiegand, Airbus Defence and Space (Germany)
C. Rochow, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
D. Troendle, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
F. Heine, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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