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Optical Satellite Links For ESA's Space Missions
Author(s): B. Furch; A. Hahne; R. Halm; H. Lutz
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Paper Abstract

Optical inter-satellite links are foreseen in ESA's satellite communication projects for the linking of two geostationary telecommunication satellites and in the context of the European Data Relay Satellite project (DRS). In preparation of these missions, a Payload and Spacecraft Demonstration and Experimentation (PSDE) programme has been set up for the in-flight demonstration of optical space links in the early 1990s. This paper reports on the progress of system studies and related technology developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0810, Optical Systems for Space Applications, (18 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941534
Show Author Affiliations
B. Furch, European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC (The Netherlands)
A. Hahne, European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC (The Netherlands)
R. Halm, European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC (The Netherlands)
H. Lutz, European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC (The Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0810:
Optical Systems for Space Applications
Hanspeter Lutz; Georges Otrio, Editor(s)

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