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Global quasi-real-time-services back to Europe: EDRS Global
Author(s): Harald Hauschildt; Nicolas le Gallou; Silvia Mezzasoma; Hermann Ludwig Moeller; Josep Perdigues Armengol; Michael Witting; Jörg Herrmann; Cesar Carmona

Paper Abstract

The Public-Private-Partnership between ESA and Airbus Defense and Space (Germany) has created the European Data Relay System (EDRS), which is operational since 2016.

The joint teams are running the Phase B of the globalisation of the European Data Relay System (EDRS) with an addition to the programme called EDRS Global (former GlobeNet).

EDRS Global is planning to increase the capacity of EDRS by adding a geostationary data relay payload, called EDRSD, over the Asia-Pacific region – in cooperation with Airbus DS partner JSAT (Japan). The heart of the system will be multiple laser terminals, based on TESATs upgraded design, featuring also a dual wavelength capability (1064 nm and 1550 nm) to serve more customers at the same time. The 1550 nm capabilities will be implemented in a cooperation between Airbus and TESAT (Germany), and NEC (Japan).

The evolution of the service will also aim for security sensitive user missions, including RPAS missions. The Laser Communication Technology on-board EDRS-D will be the starting point for the world’s first global laser based network in space, providing Global Secure Quasi-Real- Time-Services at Gigabit per second speed back to Europe by connecting its EDRS GEO nodes (EDRS-A/-C and EDRS-D) over 80,000 km distance by the means of optical communication.

The paper will provide details of the project and information about the latest status.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111800X (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2535952
Show Author Affiliations
Harald Hauschildt, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Nicolas le Gallou, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Silvia Mezzasoma, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Hermann Ludwig Moeller, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Josep Perdigues Armengol, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Michael Witting, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Jörg Herrmann, Airbus CIS (Germany)
Cesar Carmona, Airbus CIS (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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