ESA's HydRON - The future of communication

HydRON is ESA’s vision for an end-to-end optical high throughput space network. 

It will provide high capacity data transport- and flexible network services (by means of on-board routing) by connecting space and ground assets via an optical overlay network. A key feature of the system will be a seamless inter-operability between elements of the optical space network and terrestrial systems.

HydRON is HydRON

 - Currently entering Phase A/B1

 - Open international collaboration opportunity

 - An orbital testing platform for your ideas

 - Maturing European Technologies


HydRON is part of ESA’s ARTES 4.0 Strategic Programme Line on “Optical Communication – ScyLight”. The programme aims to foster “ Industrial Excellence and Market Lead in Optical Communication Technology by 2025”. 

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