European Data Relay Satellite System (EDRS)

The ARTES European Data Relay Satellite element is dedicated to the development and implementation of the European Data Relay System (EDRS). Data relay satellites are placed in geostationary orbit to relay information to and from non-geostationary satellites, spacecraft, other vehicles, and fixed Earth stations that otherwise are not able to permanently transmit/receive data.

News and Events

News and Events

  • SES Astra/Redu Space Services EDRS phase 0 study

    The project targets the definition of an ESA DRS mission. From a technical standpoint, the project contributes to identifying and consolidating the requirements of an efficient EDRS solution which includes suitable payloads and frequency bands. From a business standpoint, the project intends to identify the various business and governance options...

  • Astrium Services EDRS phase 0 study

    Astrium Services (ASV), a company dedicated to the development and promotion of satellite services, has been awarded a Phase 0 contract by ESA for a study related to the development of a European Data Relay Service (DRS) capability.

  • Telespazio EDRS phase 0 study

    The study is focused on the business viability of a Data Relay System (DRS) mission. Once defined a detailed market segmentation and the related classes of services that a DRS mission can provide will be given. The following activities have been performed: Definition of DRS mission drivers; Mission analysis to define a system architecture;...

  • Eutelsat EDRS phase 0 study

    The EDRS (European Data Relay Satellite) Service Provider Study was carried out by Eutelsat with the aim of investigating both technical and commercial aspects of the EDRS system from the Satellite Operator?s perspective. The EDRS mission and architectures analysed in this study are primarily compatible with the service delivery of data relay and...

Contacts

  • Michael Witting
    • ARTES contact
    • Keplerlaan 1
      2200 AG , Noordwijk
    • +31-715655702
  • Khalil Kably
    • ARTES contact
    • Keplerlaan 1
      2200 AG , Noordwijk
    • +31 (0)71 565 6254