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Status of Tesat laser communication activities
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With the EDRS program, the European Data Relay System, a private public partnership program between the European Space Agency ESA and Airbus Defence and Space ADS, laser communication has entered the commercial service since November 2016 [1]. Currently four Earth Observation satellites named Sentinels equipped with TESAT Laser Communication Terminals from the Copernicus program of the European Union are served by 40 data relay links per day, already accumulating to more than 31000 links in total. We report on the performance of the systems in space and detail on other activities of Tesat.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2020
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11272, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXII, 1127204 (2 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2545095
Show Author Affiliations
Frank Heine, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Alicia Sánchez-Tercero, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Patricia Martin-Pimentel, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Nils Höpcke, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
David Hasler, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Thomas Marynowski, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Herwig Zech, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Lucas Alber, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Jan Klement, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11272:
Free-Space Laser Communications XXXII
Hamid Hemmati; Don M. Boroson, Editor(s)

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