6 August 2019
Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana
The European Data Relay Satellite (EDRS) system is an independent, European satellite system in the frame of the ARTES 7 program, which will settle a new standard for space based communication services. A constellation of geostationary satellites will receive the data of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites and transfer the data to the ground operations.
The dedicated EDRS-C satellite is fitted with a data relay payload integrating a laser communications terminal (LCT) for satellite-to-satellite links. Both have been supplied by Tesat-Spacecom. The Ka band antenna will ensure data links with ground stations in Europe at transmission speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps. Also, the satellite hosts a payload known as “HYLAS-3” provided by Avanti Communications.
OHB System AG has developed and built the satellite that was launched in August 2018. OHB Hellas is supporting the activity related to data processing of the NGRM with satellite system knowledge.